Not ready to trade car for bike

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I am amazed at letter writers, such as Carl Henn, who apparently believe that everyone should adopt a bicycle rather than a highway such as the Intercounty Connector (‘‘ICC: The idea has gone from bad to worse,” June 7 letter).

I take exception to the view that every motorist should trash his auto for the Purple Line or the Red Line. The concept of the ICC is essentially to get more motorists, who want to travel between Gaithersburg and Laurel, off the Beltway.

Mr. Henn’s opinion is not the only one out there. Some of us would prefer an auto to a bicycle.

Joseph Bradley, Rockville

Open letter to Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr:

We are so upset by the Intercounty Connector approval. The politicians care little about the people whose lives and homes they are disrupting. It doesn’t matter much that we’ll have more ‘‘sprawl and crawl,” more global warming and worse air quality.

The state flower should be changed from the Black Eyed Susan to the Concrete Cloverleaf.

The ICC will plant more traffic on our side roads and quiet neighborhood. The next thing we’ll be hearing from you is the right of eminent domain being exercised to take property along the ICC for townhouses and commercial use. This will generate more money to pay for the road.

We are really disgusted with your decision.

Jo-Ann Chaconas, Silver Spring