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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Bikers' rights

NEWTON

"I want to tell Boston drivers that they do not own the road. Bicycles belong on Boston streets as much as cars do," Marika Plater of Newton says in a Letter to the Editor today.

Plater offers a list of bikers' rules of the road and issues a plea to drivers to "learn how to be respectful of bicyclists and to share the road."

Plater says she was inspired by a man who screamed at her with an obscenity to get on the sidewalk when she was riding her bike on Memorial Driver last week.

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