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RUNNERS SHOULD GIVE MOTORISTS A BREAK

In answer to Jeff Tracy's Oct. 12 letter, "Why won't motorists give runners a break?" I ask: Why won't runners give motorists a break?

The parks are for running, not the streets. While runners in the race he mentioned were blocking many main streets in a large section of the city, Delaware Park was empty.

Why should runners be able to block drivers, who are simply trying to use public streets to reach their destinations?

How do they know we are not hurrying to help someone who has experienced an emergency? They are not the only ones doing good deeds for charitable purposes.

And why must these races be run on Sunday mornings, when thousands of people are trying -- unsuccessfully -- to get to church on time? Why can't they hold them in the afternoon?

From now on, runners should do their good deeds in the parks, not in the streets.

JOYCE NEVILLE Buffalo

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