Oh, if only I could bike safely through Porter Square! I am a senior citizen and would be on my bike in minutes – even in the cold! – if only I could feel safe biking around Cambridge. As it is, my bike stays in the garage. Without protected bike lanes it’s just not worth the risk to ride. I tell my grandchildren, who live in Somerville, the same thing: Stay away from Porter Square. It’s a shame, and the city can and should do better.

More protected bike lanes means more bikers, fewer cars, cleaner air and a healthier city. I strongly support the Porter Square bike lane proposal.

Sue Stafford, Francis Avenue