Just as a beautiful summer comes to a close here in the South Bay, a recurring problem continues to plague us along our bike path and Strand. Only days ago, a close friend of mine was literally thrown from her bike by a cyclist that was geared up and traveling at almost the speed of sound. Naturally, they both hit the concrete, and unfortunately, my friend sustained a mild concussion that required paramedic treatment at the scene and X-rays later at the hospital. The race-track driver walked away unhurt and sped away, only to possibly be at fault again someday.
The Strand and bike path are here for everyone to enjoy. They serve a beautiful purpose and thousands benefit. In my opinion, though, they are abused daily by speeders who ride out of control and who go so fast that they are unable to stop for children, the elderly, pedestrians, my injured friend and even a few locals who have died because of serious accidents involving cyclists who were moving just too damn fast.
DENNIS J. NOOR