In response to all the criticism I read about the Clinton Street bike lane, I want to point out most bike riders also own cars and property, thus they are paying for roads.
Bikes are less damaging than cars to roads. Also, the more we bike, the more we spend on bike parts and repairs. That is money that stays in the community.
How about health? Biking keeps my health costs down which benefits all health insurance recipients.
Then there are events we sign up to ride. Those are nonprofit organizations that bikers contribute to.
I was taken aback by the outcry against bikers in La Crosse. Cities that promote biking seem friendlier and healthier. I hope people who are anti-biking will rethink it.
Colleen LeBlanc, La Crosse