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Two Crystal Lake issues

Published: Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

I am killing two birds with one stone here with two issues that pertain to the city of Crystal Lake.

First, the letter to the editor that addressed the lack of planning in having a bike lane on Rakow Road (Jan. 1) really hit the nail on the head. Am I going to ride a bike in six lanes of traffic? Cars already don’t pay attention to bikes. You would have to have a death wish to ride on Rakow. Lack of planning to not have a walking/bike path in Three Oaks? You bet.

Second, having lived on Porter Avenue off McHenry Avenue for some 40 years, and having been almost hit turning onto my own street four or five times, I need to ask why the parking lane that goes from Pierson Street almost down to Barlina Road has not been repainted.

People are bad enough about disregarding it when it is newly painted. Just ask how many drive right in that parking lane as of right now. Isn’t McHenry Avenue a two lane? Nope, folks, it is not. Just try to make a left-hand turn onto Lake, Porter or Broadway and watch your right bumper to see who is riding in that lane that is illegal to drive in. Now with the paint faded so badly, it is even worse.

Patti Gibson

Crystal Lake

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