Nowadays it seems more and more folks are riding bikes and I notice many more children riding safely on the sidewalk or on the edge of the road with the direction of traffic. It’s unfortunate that many vehicle operators still have a blatant disregard for their safety by recklessly speeding through neighborhoods or driving distracted. I was in the elevator at work the other day and a gentleman was relating to a coworker how his son had been hit by the mirror of a pickup truck while riding his bike with a friend. This was the kind of mirror that sticks way out from the side of the truck. Hi son’s friend witnessed the accident and tried to get the truck’s plate number. Unfortunately the driver gunned the engine and sped off as quickly as possible to avoid being identified. Incidentally, the boy who was struck was only 12. Many of the bicyclists I ride with, including myself, are of the “spandex clad” variety. We often view ourselves as unique when it comes to motorist aggression or carelessness. In fact, as I’ve noticed over the years, we are NOT at all unique. Any pedestrian, handicapped person in a motorized wheelchair, child on a scooter or anyone on wheeled device, is at the mercy of irresponsible driver behavior. What we need today is modern version of the “stocks” where this type of driver can be fined, imprisoned and publically humiliated to the point the others would take their driving privileges a lot more seriously. Any ideas? Mike Wolk
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
This letter was sent Thursday to Robert St. Onge, Secretary of the South Carolina Department of Transportation. In it, Charleston Moves details the robust level of support that exists in our community for the proposal to re-dedicate a lane over the Ashley River for use by cyclists and pedestrians. Please click on the image below to read the letter in full. St Onge - Legare Bridge You can show your support for the Ashley Crossing Coalition by going to the ACC Facebook page.
Posted by Tom Bradford at 5:30 PM
Thus says THE STRANGER, Seattle, Washington's edgy publication laying it on the line about the widely-voiced antagonism that has developed between the motoring establishment and the "non-driving classes."
Is this where we're headed? Or, can we achieve and maintain a more respectful, productive dialogue?
CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE PIECE
Posted by Tom Bradford at 1:30 PM
Monday, September 19, 2011
www.charlestonmoves.org/Charleston Neck Charrette Flyer.pdf
Posted by Chris at 11:16 PM
Partnership for Prosperity Community Design
Charrette, September 26-30, 2011
Charleston's Neck area holds great promise for economic growth and for excellence in planning that should include great bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Here's your chance to provide input.
Monday, September 26, 2011 through Friday, September 30, 2011
|Where:||Sterett Hall, 1530 7th Street and Hobson Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 (located on the former Charleston Navy Base)|
|Description:||The Plan for Prosperity Charrette brings the design team to the Neck Area for an intensive work week September 26 - 30, 2011. Residents, employees, property and/or business owners, and neighborhood friends are invited to join us for a number of community meetings and drop-in sessions.|
for more info, CLICK HERE
Posted by Tom Bradford at 10:01 AM
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Posted by Tom Bradford at 9:25 AM
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Earlier this evening the Senate passed a clean extension of the surface transportation program until March 31, 2012. The measure passed by a vote of (92-6).
The League would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time this week to participate in our campaign to urge your Senators to pass a clean extension of the transportation bill in opposition of Senator Coburn’s (R-OK) efforts to strip Transportation Enhancements from the bill.
Due in very large part to your participation the League generated over 10,000 messages to Senate offices, this number combined with other national advocacy groups brought the total number of messages sent to Senate offices to well over 45000. In the face of such a resounding response Mr. Coburn eventually gave up his opposition to the bill. THIS TIME.
Bicycle and pedestrian advocates and enthusiasts are certainly a passionate group and over the course of the next six months as Congress continues to debate the next transportation authorization bill we will need to call on you again. We fully expect the next battle to be even more challenging.
League of American Bicyclists
Posted by Tom Bradford at 11:37 PM
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Posted by Tom Bradford at 5:37 PM
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Transportation funding for Bicycle and Pedestrian projects is at risk. A senator believes that we are better off building more roads, and more often, then providing access for all 3 transportation options. You can let your senator know what you want done with our tax money:
Thanks for taking the time to support this resource that will help us make this area safer for everyone
Posted by Chris at 1:16 PM
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
To read the complete article, click here.
if the click-through does not work, copy and paste the following link into your browser's window:
Posted by Tom Bradford at 7:56 AM
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Take a moment. Watch this brief video. And please do as the man tells you. Thank You!
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Posted by Tom Bradford at 10:50 AM
Sunday, September 4, 2011
DYING while cycling is three to five times more likely in America than in Denmark, Germany or the Netherlands.
To understand why, consider the death of Michael Wang.
To read the entire article in The Economist, click here.
Posted by Tom Bradford at 9:20 AM
Friday, September 2, 2011
Here's ABC News Four's report on the feasibility of using one lane over the Ashley River for cyclists and Pedestrians: take a look at http://www.abcnews4.com/video?
Posted by Tom Bradford at 1:15 PM