Your tax dollars at work. Forget about the Cracky McCrackalots....we have illegal bike parking to attend to. Cracky won't generate $$'s (cept for himself) and his paperwork takes so long to fill out when hes arrested - so annoying...but that dumb freshman from COFC who just chained up outside on King has some Daddy with deep pockets to pay his fine. By the way, Cracky votes yes! on these racks, makes it easier to steal a group at one time instead of having to wander around looking for lone bikes chained to trees and signs.
"How did this get started or approved?"
Oh, I don't know...maybe because people are so obsessed with the ACA, Benghazi, and cokehead Congressmen that they don't notice the things happening locally that actually affect their day-to-day lives?
Bike racks are a good idea. But as you can see, the local gov now has a reason to confiscate bikes for being illegally parked. There's no pocket they won't dip into.
What's a Huffy 360 going for these days anyway? And how do I get my hands on a set of Haro handlebars?
This ordinance seems completely ridiculous. How did this get started or approved? Riley and co.'s efforts to make Charleston a tourist friendly city is really ruining it for locals. GO HOME, CONDÉ NAST!
Everything the city does a "trial run" of that generates profit, usually sticks and most of the time spreads.....
Clearly there is not enough "legal" bike parking available, especially when one considers the convenience of such parking. While I appreciate having more bike racks on the streets and in local parking garages, one of the best perks about biking is that I can lock up at my destination. I don't want to walk 4 blocks from the bike rack to the restaurant/bar/store I'm patronizing, so until there are numerous bike racks on every street corner, I'll keep using the closest tree.
Mr. Hamilton is correct. The ordinance is a "one-year trial" and applies only to the stretch of King between Calhoun and Spring Streets.
Nevertheless, Charleston Moves formally objected to passage of the ordinance. Why? Because no one has demonstrated that the amount of bike parking provided is appropriate to the burgeoning demand. And, especially in view of that fact, the effect of the ordinance is to suppress the use of bicycles at precisely the time when their use should be enthusiastically supported.
It is troubling now to see how vigorously it is being enforced. People should remember that many who ride bikes choose this mode of transportation not for frivolous reasons, but as a matter of dealing with their own economic realities.
Tom Bradford -- Charleston Moves
This isn't accurate. This ordinance applies to only part of the city. It's misleading to suggest it covers the entire peninsula.
Don't worry. The President is bringing in the big brains to fix the healthcare website.
On Monday, Eva Longoria will be arriving with her nerdy, yet fashionable, non-prescription eyeglasses.
Nice to see something from Steglin, that is critical of the President.
The way to make a dent in the arrogance of our public officials is to put an end to the commercialization of religious holidays. Neither the Tea Party or Occupy Movements can make a dent in a political system that is essentially rigged. The only chance to change the direction this country is going in is to stop subsidizing the liberal media and make the politicians take notice is to stop promoting the "Santa Claus" syndrome that leads so many to the false belief you can buy happiness and many other to believe you can get something for nothing. With the new taxes that will come out of Obamacare, you seriously cannot afford very much Christmas spending. Take away the tax revenues government realizes from holiday spending and see how quickly the focus shifts back on the wishes of the middle class. Join the Anti-Materialism Movement today and you will see a different America in 2014. Unless of course Obama mandates Christians spend a certain amount on such holidays and fines those who don't.
We have Navigators working in Charleston today and everyday who are happy to help sign anyone who wants up for healthcare right now, using paper forms. No website required. It is working. You mail in your application and a customized order form for your coverage is returned in the mail. You pick your coverage from a menu and mail the order form back with a check. We'll be doing this in North Charleston Saturday Morning and we have people working all over town every day. Just call and our Navigators and volunteers will sit down with you and get this done. Here is our link for our Saturday event. .https://www.facebook.com/events/5432936590…
For information contact Loreen Myerson, Navigator (843) 475-2859working for the non profit SC Progressive Network in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties – WWW.SCPRONET.COM.
It isn't the "L" word it's the "B" word. Benghazi! over and over and over. Graham's bill is a total affront to the women of SC. Just plain nuts = Lindsey!
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