Reverse bike decision |

Reverse bike decision

I applaud the recent article that appeared in the Other Voices column of The Union on June 18, submitted by Hyland Fisher, vice president of BONC: “Bike ban on ditch trail a mistake.”

I found it to be somewhat ironic that, on the preceding page in the local section of the same day’s edition of The Union, there was another article titled, “Forum looks at Nevada City traffic problem.” Coincidentally, some of the participants named as a part of this article were the same ones who voted in opposition of continued cyclist use of the Deer Creek Trail.

It is unfortunate that in these days of increasing waistlines, rising gas prices, traffic congestion and competition for parking space on the City of Nevada streets and other roads of our county, that embracing multi-use to include bicycles was not a part of the vision of the Nevada City council.

It is my hope that the Nevada City council will revisit and reverse its decision concerning the Deer Creek Trail improvements at some time in the very near future, especially in light of their newly expressed concerns relative to the ever-worsening traffic congestion in Nevada City.

Darwin S. Leek, D.C.

Grass Valley

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