To the editor: I was actually happy to see the article “County road projects delayed.” I hope they never get done. Forget about roundabouts, bike paths, greenways and “corridors.” They are unneeded European notions foisted upon us, mucking up our local charm and interfering with the upkeep of our national enterprise.
Instead of connected greenways and bike paths, let’s make sure our roads are drivable for our cars. Cars take us to work in the winter, get us to the store when it’s raining and transport our families to beautiful parks where we can then ride bikes, hike or take a walk.
Howard Gap was widened with a “bike path” on the sides. But it’s still just two lanes! How does that help anything? Highway 25 is full of cracks and ruts, and the road striping is faint — dangerous when driving at night or in the rain.
Interstate 26 widening should have been completed 10 years ago for commuters and tractor-trailers. Tractor-trailers, by the way, bring us our “not locally grown” foods like chocolate and coffee, olive oil and oranges. They bring us our gasoline and needed manufactured goods from all over.
Let’s get back to benefiting the forgotten American.
Janice Parker, Hendersonville