Fix the potholes in Princeton to make cycling safer

Dear Editor:

I applaud Princeton for embracing bike week. As a daily bike rider, I would like to point out that the biggest impediment to safe biking is the conditions of the roads in Princeton.

I understand that there is a lot of repaving going on, but the real issue is not where major work is being done but rather the multitude of minor potholes and mismatched manhole covers. Almost every street, except those that have been repaved in the gas line project, is riddled with terrible conditions. Swerving around these bumps is what makes cycling in Princeton so dangerous for bikers, much more so than bad drivers.

Fix the potholes and fix the manhole covers, and we will have much safer bike traffic.

Stephen Schreiber
Princeton resident