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Bike path too costly for those who use it

JOHN C. BURNS, Carson City

So now we face another possible delay in the construction of the freeway bypass, this time because of the bicycle path.

A bicycle path would be a fine thing to have, but is it worth the cost? If we compare the cost of a single bicycle transit to that of the individual car, or semi for that matter, based on projected mass usage based on four versus two-wheel vehicles, we will find that each trip of a bicycle could cost up to thousands of dollars more.

I realize there are other values in having a bike path, but do they measure up?

Of course it’s only a portion of our tax dollars coming back to us from Washington, so probably we should not worry about it.