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Count cyclists, pedestrians in studies on traffic

To the editor: The headline implies that faster or fewer cars are needed to solve the problems of development in an environmental way. But I think it begs the question of what we use transport for: to get from place to another. ("Proposed environmental rules could help cities reduce car use," Editorial, Dec. 1)

I suggest that measuring the speed in our streets now needs to take into consideration other modes of transport with vastly different speeds: bicycles, skateboards, scooters and pedestrians.

In my neighborhood I see more and more bicycles parked at restaurants and stores. On the street I live on I see an elderly gentleman on a motorized wheelchair out in the street. I am learning to use a scooter to get around.

We need to categorize speeds on our streets in accord with all of the kinds of transport available.

DeDe Audet, Marina del Rey

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