Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hampton Park Bike Lane Hearing Tuesday, 5/22

Note shoulder and 5' bike lane
on the left, car lane right

Charleston Moves endorses plans for a bike/pedestrian lane closure proposed for Hampton Park/Mary Murray Blvd. The proposal will go before Charleston City Council next Tuesday, 5/22 at 5pm in Council Chambers at Charleston City Hall at the corner of Meeting and Broad Streets.  
The City is planning on repaving Mary Murray Blvd. and while this work is being done, plans are to install striped pedestrian crossings and dedicate the inside traffic lane to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.  click here to see a proposed crosswalk and a recent article from the Post & Courier

Previously, Council delayed voting on the issue because not enough citizen feedback had been heard. 

Our position is that Hampton Park is A PARK. These plans don't remove automobiles from the park, but they provide pedestrians, cyclists and other self-propelled people the lane they deserve. Hampton Park was was NOT originally intended as a motorway.  We urge you to show up next tuesday to support this plan.

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