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Letter – Eloise Avenue is dangerous

To the editor:

We have an office on Eloise Avenue between Tahoe Keys Boulevard and 12th Street. From my desk I can see the tourists and locals attempting to negotiate the horrible industrial traffic on Eloise. The city has elected to send families – children being pulled behind their parents – down a narrow street that has no designated bike lane. Cars park on both sides of the street, making a narrow street even smaller. Large semi-trucks unload at the business across and down the street from my office. We have dump trucks pulling backhoes and other pieces of heavy equipment. This is a very busy industrial area, yet instead of sending our tourists and locals down Keys Boulevard to Venice and then to the bike trail out to the beaches, etc., they send them down one of the most dangerous and unattractive streets in our city. When I see families with small children trying to make their way down this street with all the commercial traffic and no bike lane, I think that this is a tragedy waiting to happen.

The City Council should get in a car on a busy morning and just drive down Eloise and see if this is the part of our city we want the tourists we want to attract, to see.

Yvonne Pedersen

South Lake Tahoe

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