I'm a bit confused over the thanks to the City Council for the bicycle sharrows on Chevy Chase Drive that seem to be placed in the middle of the street ("Bicyclist appreciates council move," Sept. 7).
If Scott Peer is sincere and does in fact commute to work on a bicycle, he must be one of the only ones. I drive that road multiple times daily and can honestly say I've rarely seen a bicycle on that part of Chevy Chase — maybe these sharrows were meant for him.
I'm all for pedestrian safety, but the placement of the sharrows doesn't seem to provide any new area for bicycles. If the placement of sharrows in the middle of the lane of traffic is meant for bicycles, then the City Council should consider a new fund for body-bag dispensers along that same route. Glendale still has some of the worst drivers in the U.S. ("Nationwide survey of safe driving cities ranks Glendale near bottom," Sept. 8)!