It's not about crime on bikeway issue
As residents who would be directly affected by the "Beachwood Bikeway," we have read with great interest the original article and letters to the paper on this project in the last week ("Residents object to bike path," Sept. 16).
While it may appear to the average reader that the residents of Sparks Street and Beachwood Drive want to prevent non-Burbank citizens from coming into their neighborhoods, it is farthest from the true intent of our opposition to the program. In fact, of the 150 residents who came to the two meetings with the city planners, an overwhelming majority expressed their concerns about overall traffic safety rather than crime. Unfortunately, the original article cited only one resident's concern and was the basis of follow-up research with the Police Department, City Council and editorial replies.