Letter: South Brookline Bike Proposal Personifies Brookline Hippieville
A reader argues that the Bicycle Advisory Committee is not being transparent about discussion around South Brookline bike lanes.
The secretive ways that characterize the Brookline bicyclist endeavor to highjack both lanes of the major thoroughfare connecting Route 9 and South Brookline and convert Lee Street into a bicyclist dreamroute should outrage not only the homeowners of Lee Street and Clyde Street, but every homeowner in town who is facing the same threat, because the bicyclists are, indeed "control freaks."
This resembles what has happened to Amsterdam, a shabby town favored by the early hippies where bicyclists control the streets and your life is endangered by them if you try to cross a street. This has been my personal experience. I had to stop going to Amsterdam to save my life.
The Brookline Bicycle Advisory Committee has crafted a dangerous plan to deprive the local homeowners and residents on Lee Clyde streets of any information about their plan to take over control of the streets and turn them a bicyclists "dreamroute".
The committee did not send any notification of any meetings that discuss this abduction of Lee and Clyde streets to any of the homeowners living on Lee and Clyde Street. It did not notify any Brookline public officials or police of their plans or their meetings. Then it had the so-called “meeting," to which none of the affected homeowners have been invited, in a building far away from the home owners on Lee and Clyde Street in a neighborhood where there is no parking available and no buses to pick up the adversely affected homeowners on Lee and Clyde streets.
Why is the so-called meeting to discuss this bicyclist committee dream world at the Devotion School—practically in Brighton?
They "should not be able to attend" this meeting. That is the intention of the bicycle fiends.
Dorothy B. Edinburg