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Cyclist’s identity crisis

I find it interesting that “Killing with kindness” (Letters, March 20) claims to have been “seriously biking Spokane’s streets for the last 20 years” – yet it sounds like she doesn’t know bicycles are supposed to follow all traffic rules that govern motorized vehicles. Otherwise she wouldn’t have been trying to cross a four-lane arterial in the middle.

I think it would be a wonderful public service for the paper to publish the rules of the road for bicycles so we can get them off the sidewalks and onto the streets where they are supposed to be. Maybe the number of accidents would diminish if everyone, drivers and cyclists, knew and followed these regulations.

Jerry Sciarrio

Spokane


 

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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.