Letter: Bikers vs. pedestrians

To the Editor:
Over the past four or five years, the city of Edina, at great expense and inconvenience to its citizens, has been engaged in the construction of an ever-expanding web of bicycle paths and trails, and sidewalks, ostensibly to promote the greater safety of its residents, adults and children alike.
Why is it, then, while walking in the community, I am forced to compete with bicyclists for sidewalk space while the adjoining bike trail is vacant and, similarly while driving, I am forced to compete for already narrowed road space by runners and
bicyclists while, again, the adjoining bike path and sidewalk are vacant?
If safety were the issue, it appears that the effort has fallen short.

Jan Moe
Edina