Cyclists, how dare you?

To the Editor:

Message to Vineyard (especially Tisbury) bike riders: I will paraphrase a B. Mire of Cambridge, who wrote about Boston-area cyclists, and quote one sentence: You are not a car.

The way you ride can endanger you and those of us in cars, who don’t want to injure you. You’re risking harm to both of us, and not thinking how I would feel if I hit or seriously injured (not to say killed) you. We like bikes, admire riders, especially those who wear helmets, but one must ride bikes with care and consideration. How dare you ride the wrong way down William Street or Main? Not smart.

Leigh Smith

Vineyard Haven