As a resident of much-maligned west Anniston, I’m wondering why the city spent resources for unsightly “Share the Road” bicycling signs. You’d be hard-pressed to find one recreational bicyclist in the entire neighborhood.

But true to the city’s norms, the signs weren’t installed with the local west Anniston residents in mind. Sidewalks and streets in ill repair, dilapidated abandoned homes and overgrown lots seem to me a much higher priority than bicycling signs. But who asked us taxpaying, productive residents of west Anniston?

The desires of a few temporary visitors, I’m assuming, bicyclists who visit for a few days, are considered more urgent than basic infrastructure most U.S. citizens take for granted. Repaving roads and repairing sidewalks benefit all, especially those of us who live and pay taxes here.

Walter Canady

Anniston