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Letter: Keep Greenwood street safe for riders, walkers

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Bernie Augenstein


To the editor:

I, for one, would like to speak against increasing the speed limit on Sheek Road in Greenwood. I live on the east side of Sheek Road and have become a regular bicycle rider over the past couple of years.

In order to ride to the trail along Smith Valley Road and toward downtown Greenwood, I must cross Sheek Road. There are many times during the day when this is difficult due to the speed and volume of the traffic. A higher speed limit would be beneficial for car drivers, but definitely not for pedestrians and bicycle riders.

I also find it interesting that one justification for the higher speed limit is that drivers already are driving higher than the posted speed. Using that logic, if we start driving 80 miles per hour on the interstates, will the state of Indiana increase the speed limit to 80 to accommodate what drivers are actually doing?

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