Friday, November 10, 2000 Volume 66, Issue 59



Letters to the Editor

I want to ride my bicycle

To the editor:

This letter is a request to both UH students and administrators to make this a more bicycle-friendly campus.

Houston is a car-commuting city, so very few Houstonians seriously consider using bikes for daily transportation. More students should consider it. I'm not suggesting that they commute to campus from their suburban homes, but rather, that they pack bicycles on their cars and use them for quick and easy on-campus transportation.

A college campus, and especially a sprawling, self-contained campus like UH, is the ideal bike riding environment. It's amazing how small and accessible our massive campus becomes when you're rolling across it on two wheels instead of hiking.

School administrators can help make campus more bike-friendly with easier street crossing points and curb inclines, wider paths, less obstructions and more bike racks close to more buildings.

In addition, they can spread the word about the virtues of bike riding. Increased bicycle use is one of the cheapest, easiest and best solutions to parking and transportation problems on our campus.

Jeff Crow
sophomore, business

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Letters to the editor are welcome from all members of the UH community and should focus on Issues, not personalities. Letters must be typed and must include the author's name, telephone number and affiliation with the University. Anonymous letters will not be published. Letters are subject to editing for clarity, language and space. Letters may be delivered in person to Room 151, Communication; e-mailed to; or faxed to (713) 743-5384.

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