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Dear Editor,

I recently read a short article in the NIH Record about parking on the NIH campus — a longtime subject of discussion and frustration by those working or visiting the Bethesda campus. Has any consideration been given by the construction planners to incorporate lanes or paths for bicyclists? The bike racks on campus at every building that has them are always full, indicating a large number of people who ride their bikes to NIH. If biking through campus were more friendly, many more people have indicated that they would cycle to work, thus alleviating some of the parking crunch. It is probably not too late to add biking lanes, or at least shoulders wide enough for bicyclists, to the main campus roads, and/or paved paths for cyclists.

Dr. M.E. Truckenmiller,
NIDA/IRP


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