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Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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On January 1, 2018, a new Suffolk County law will go into effect, charging a five-cent fee for plastic and paper carryout bags, at a variety of retail stores. Those in support of the fee believe it will protect the environment. Those against view it as a tax that will hurt local businesses. Would you support Nassau County imposing a five-cent fee on plastic and paper carryout bags?

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Bike lanes for all County and Town roads

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Why can't we make Nassau more attractive to alternative forms of transportation?


Bike Lanes for all County and town roads

Bikers on main roads and service roads are a nuisance and a hazard. I have witnessed, on two occasions, bikers who have been struck by vehicles and it is not a pretty sight. The roadways are so congested already, why would you add a "bike lane" which would only narrow the already existing roads and create the potential for more lawsuits. Keep designated bike lanes in parks, preserves, and set back from highways such as Wantagh Pkwy and Cross Island Parkway. These parkways already have paths that are specifically designed for pedestrians, bikers, rollerbladers, etc. and are set far back from the highway.

Believe it or not, many Long Islanders still enjoy their motor vehicles as the preferred method of transportation, and those who enjoy biking, let them do it as they see fit. But to request, at taxpayers' expense, that we have alternative forms of transportation because a handful of people like to bicycle around is not a good way to spend tax dollars.

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