Letter to the editor: Making roads safer for biking

By Jenna Apolito
Posted 3/24/21

To the Editor:

In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, between 2007 and 2019, there were a total of about 155 reported bicycle accidents. As North Carolinians, we should value safety and the …

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To the Editor:

In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, between 2007 and 2019, there were a total of about 155 reported bicycle accidents. As North Carolinians, we should value safety and the environment.

Biking is an environmentally-friendly mode of transportation, and a good form of physical activity. Due to the global pandemic, a significant amount of people do not leave their house often, or get healthy outdoor physical activity, thus adding bike lanes on local roads would encourage more people to get outside and bike. One should want to uphold these values of safety, getting outside, and environmentally friendly transportation, so one should support adding bike lanes to local roads. If bike lanes were added to local roads it would relieve drivers of frustration from bikers not having a place on the road, and better ensure the safety of those who choose transit by bicycle.

Together we can achieve this goal for a safer and healthier community by contacting our local decision makers of Chapel Hill, North Carolina to add bike lanes onto roads, such as Farrington Road, Lystra Road, and Mount Carmel Church Road.

Jenna Apolito
10th grader, Woods Charter School

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