Bicyclists push for more bike lanes

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Some avid bicyclists pushed for more bike lanes in the City of Charleston Monday afternoon.

The city council held a public hearing on bicycling and pedestrian issues. One council member says he wanted to get input from citizens on how to make Charleston a better place for everyone who travels in the city, not just bicyclists.

"What we need is more accessibility to alternate forms of transportation," said Charleston City Councilman Mike Seekings. "Bike lanes are part of it. That's a great part. But there are other things we need to do too."

One of the topics they discussed was creating a way for bicycles and pedestrians to get from West Ashley to downtown Charleston over the Ashley River.

Seekings says a number of possibilities are being considered, including building a pedestrian bridge over the river or adding a lane to one of the bridges.

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