Bike Path Is Bad For Business

To the Readers’ Forum:

A bicycle path from West Third Street to the outlet is being constructed and will displace 20 to 30 parking spaces utilized by tenants of the Westgate building, next to the Third Street Bridge.

Convenient front door parking for patrons is provided at the Westgate Building. Employees of the building’s businesses park on the side of the building, where the bicycle path is to be constructed. This arrangement has worked very well in the past.

It seems to me that the needs of business owners in downtown Jamestown should have priority over those who want a bicycle path.

Incidentally, I ride a bike.