Common Ground in West Ashley

The Wrong Plan A week ago Monday, my wife and I went to John Wesley Methodist Church to attend the first of several “community input” meetings organized by the West Ashley Revitalization Commission.  (The second meeting, for the other half of “inner” West Ashley, was Tuesday, and the “outer” West Ashley meetings are this coming Saturday […]

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, […]

Great Allegheny Passage, Day 1

We bought new bikes (Trek hybrids), bought spare inner tubes, and headed up to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.  Just outside Morgantown, we saw this rainbow.  A good sign, right?  Not with water but fire next time.  Apocalypse by fire is a scary prospect, but you want sunshine on a 330-mile bike ride, so we were encouraged. […]