Killing the bike lane will kill bikers

[This column by Steve Bailey was first printed in the Post and Courier and issued here with grateful permission of the author.] Someone on a bicycle is going to get killed crossing the Ashley River — and Charleston County Council is going to have to answer for it in the court of public opinion and, […]

Bridge the Ashley!

I’m working on little sleep, so forgive the in-eloquence.  Little sleep because we didn’t get home till about 11pm last night, having spent the evening with several hundred fellow citizens at the Gaillard watching the orchestrated theater that is the Charleston City Council.  Pretty good show.  Laughs galore.  The Keystone Cops have a better grasp […]

Right Way on the Ashley River Bridge

This week, Charleston finally took its first step towards opening downtown to West Ashley bikers.  The Ashley River experiment consists of this:  using barrels to block motor traffic from the far-right fourth lane of the in-bound bridge.  When I took pictures on Thursday morning at 8:15, cars flowed unimpeded over the bridge.  Of course we always knew […]