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December brings new bike parking restrictions to downtown Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Starting December 1, the City of Charleston will enforce a new bicycle parking ordinance.

Bicyclists are no longer allowed to park or lock their bikes to trees, stop lights, or anything else along the sidewalk on King Street, between Calhoun and Market Streets.

Those who break the law will have their bike removed, taken to the Charleston Police Department and will have to pay $45 to get it back.

With the adoption of this ordinance, the City of Charleston has installed more public bike parking spaces and bike corrals along King Street, bringing the total number of spaces to 80.

The City of Charleston already enforces this law on King Street, from Spring Street to Calhoun Street.

This ordinance is intended to create a safer and more vibrant King Street business district.

An interactive map that shows bike parking can be found here: http://gis.charleston-sc.gov/interactive/bike/

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