The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


March 23, 2014

Whose road is this?

 I would like to address the Letter To The Editor from Clair Moyer in the March 19 edition of The Daily Item. I take great exception to the wording in the next to last paragraph: “If the Rails to Trails was such a great concept then why are there so many individuals jogging, walking and bicycling on my highways.”

My highways? I’m not sure what highways Mr. Moyer owns and if I used them without his permission I apologize.

Our roads are available for all to use. They are not just for you, Mr. Moyer, or just for motor vehicles. Roads are public space that is free to use for all on a first come first served basis. Operating a motor vehicle does not give you more rights to the road than non-motorized road users. Using a motor vehicle on our highways does, however, entitle you to greater responsibility to use care and operate your vehicle safely and within the law.

There are many things our tax dollars go to that may not be of direct use or interest to each individual. Parks, libraries, schools and roads are just a few examples of these.

These are things that are not commonly paid for by one individual but are paid with all of our tax dollars for the greater good of the community.

Dennis Marquette,


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