I’m amazed at the incredible ignorance of so many letter writers regarding bicycling. The bicycle is the world’s most perfect form of transportation: It’s fun, clean, healthy and incredibly inexpensive. It’s very efficient too, especially for the urbanite. For instance, in Kansas City, it’s only a half-hour ride from downtown to Waldo (when you’re in shape). The bicyclist gets much more exercise than those who sit and drive.
The city of Denver (my hometown), actually encourages people to bicycle. Maybe that’s partly why Denver has a reputation for being a fun city. That’s one of the reasons Coloradoans are the leanest people in the U.S. Kansans and Missourians are among the fattest.
Bicycling is patriotic. Unlike the motorist, the bicyclist isn’t pumping dollars into the economies of Iran, Russia and Venezuela.
Bicycling is good for your heart, pocketbook and the environment. Shed those excess pounds, and manage stress without drugs.
Let’s create safe bicycling routes for commuters in Kansas City.