Official 29 Task 2

Remove Old Bicycle from Campus Racks

I noticed that there are bicycles locked to the campus bicycle racks that have not been moved for a long time. I think the university should move these bikes from the racks and dispose of them. I recommend this action because, first of all, they will not be missed by anyone, since they apparently have been forgotten by their owners. More importantly, removing the bikes would help to free up space on the racks, thereby benefitting people who are actually using their bikes and need places to park them.

Narrator: Now listen to two students discussing the letter.
Woman: He's totally right about this, you know.
Man: Well, I agree they should do it,
but maybe it's not fair.
Woman: What? Just assuming no one wants them?
Well, judging from the condition some of them are in,
I think it's probably a safe assumption.
I mean some are missing parts like handlebars or wheels,
and others are really rusty like they've been left outside in the rain for years.
Man: Yeah, the ones with missing parts sure don't look like they're being used.
But what if some are?
Woman: Well, to be sure,
the university could always attach notes to them, and say,
give the owners two weeks to remove them or they'd be removed by campus security.
Man: Yeah, that would probably work.
Woman: Anyway, it'd be a really big help if they were gone.
Man: Oh, I know.
Woman: Because, I mean, especially like in front of the dining hall,
there are lots of them there, and it can be really hard to find a space.
All the spaces are always taken there.
Man: Yeah, it's bad.
Lots of people ride bikes these days.
Woman: And since the university doesn't allow us to tie them to sign posts, or fences or anything like that to park them,
I always have to lock mine up at another building and walk over to the dining hall because there's hardly ever a space.

The woman expresses her opinion about the proposal in the letter. Briefly summarize the proposal. Then state her opinion and explain the reasons she gives for holding that opinion.