A better route
Re “Blowback over road diets,” Editorial, July 30
The Times fails its readers with its sophomoric characterization and reductive understanding of the issue and the people affected.
We are not “selfish.” We are concerned residents who want safety and honest representation.
We want emergency personnel to move quickly, not be stuck in traffic. We want to turn right without hitting cyclists. We want local businesses to flourish, not lose money. We want [L.A. City Councilman Mike] Bonin to understand that surveys from a small percent of Mar Vista’s residents do not equal “extensive outreach” or “clamoring” for this change.
We want safe streets, not dangerously designed, clogged ones. Catherine Melody Mar Vista
COMMUTER Tom Krenzke takes the bike lane in Playa del Rey, where traffic congestion has surged.