We can do better

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To the Editor:

It is with a sadness like no other that I write this. Yesterday, the mother who lost her life makes me wonder why? Why, with all the money and energy that people bring to us here in Vineyard Haven, we can’t take care of them a little better?

What would it take to build a bike path connecting our towns? As a driver, the bikes and mopes are lethal on our roads. As a mom of three who wants to bike with her kids to pick up milk at Stop & Shop, or bike to the beach to conserve energy and pollute less, it is out of the question because of exactly what happened to this mother, who was probably watching her chicks as she tried to negotiate the heat and irate drivers, Five Corners, and a road fit for two horses only.We can do better.

Lara O’Brien

Vineyard haven