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As posted in Des Moines Register - Letter to the Editor

Your story May 19 by Joel Aschbrenner reporting that Des Moines is among the worst in rankings for bike friendliness is a joke. Bicyclists pay nothing for the use of our streets and byways. No license required, no insurance required. As a motorist in Des Moines I must have liability insurance to protect lives and properties. I pay more than $360 a year for my car license plates alone.

Who pays for those bike trails and painted lines on the streets especially for cyclists? As a taxpayer, I do. I was recently stopped at a traffic light, and a cyclist all decked out in the latest cyclist gear

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BIKEIOWA NOTE: Yes.. We are steaming mad reading this and assume you are too...

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