Suddenly a voice is heard screaming: "Get out of the way! Get out of the way!" And a 40-something woman riding a bicycle about as fast as a 40-something woman could possibly pedal a bicycle comes speeding eastbound down the path toward the confused child.
Dad screams "Slow down," as the woman zooms by, inches from the boy and she retorts "I'm on the bike path, idiot!"
No attempt was made to slow down, no screeching brakes or last second brilliant maneuvering was observed — by sheer dumb luck the child was not struck by the bicyclist.
I'm quite sure I'm not up to speed concerning all the details of the laws and ordinances governing our city, and perhaps the city attorney might want to weigh in on this, but somehow I don't think that a bicyclist riding on the Chandler Bikeway has a license to kill or maim any beast that wanders across his or her right-of-way, but maybe I'm wrong…
Richard J. Tafilaw
Gatto shows goodwill to community
I was pleased to see Mike Gatto at my favorite local Saturday morning spot, the Burbank Farmer's Market, but I was not surprised.
Reaching out to speak directly with members of the community, to hear their concerns and work to solve their issues, is exactly the kind of hands-on effort that I knew we would see from Mike. He arranged for several major state agencies to be there to help with questions and issues ("Gatto hopes to reap what he sows," Sept. 1).
I greatly appreciated this kind gesture for the convenience and goodwill it offered to the community.
Heike C. Strand
Gun World could have kept doors open