Why must bike path be so close to road?

I am writing in response to the editorial, “DWI is the problem,” regarding the recent bike path tragedy in Amherst. To deliberately place a bike path so close to a traffic lane outside of a sharp curve is something expected of a politically appointed official. Yes, I totally agree that DWI is a problem. That said, more bike paths and sidewalks are seen every day. Judging from The News photo, the path begged for a tragedy. Hopefully the concerns for both drunken drivers and Amherst’s civic planners will be addressed in the immediate future.

Joe Coia

West Seneca