Can't elevate the ignorant in one night, Mr Mayor - - ambush tactics aside, this event just isn't worth the time
" I think it's remarkable that we've had 31 people speak in favor of the Legare retrofit, and the only people speaking in opposition are actually sitting here on council, " said Tom Bradford, acting chairman of Charleston Moves. "
Yes, Tom, those five councilmen are the only people in Charleston who oppose this action, there afre no others. Even the 56,000 motorists affected support this - - there are no others.
Oh well, then - - it's all good. Uncle Joe said it was free, don't cost nuthin'. My bad, I misread where the cost was to be 1.6 to 2 million dollars. And since Joe's man Herman said the volume of traffic has decreased almost three per cent in nine years, well, taking away a traffic lane to placate cyclists and walkers in Charleston is okay with me. Have at it you big bottomed birken stock wearin' earth cruiser riders.
Uncle Joe Riley pounds home the mantra his road projects are all about saving time in the commute, as in completing the I526 - - which will never happen - - but with this bridge path project, he'll add time to the commute. Talkin' out both sides of your face, Joe ? A bit of a hypocrit, Joe ? What are you gettin' out of this deal - - -
The work on the $1.6 million project could be done in 18 months and would create a bicycle lane connecting the Charleston peninsula with the city's western suburbs.
Opponents said creating the lane will only mean more traffic congestion on bridges that carry 56,000 vehicles a day.
City figures indicate as many as 1,500 people will use the bike and pedestrian lane on weekdays, about two-thirds of them commuters heading downtown.
So, for a 2 per cent return, Uncle Joe and his toadies voted to ignore the needs of the 98 percentile. Math just isn't thier strongsuit
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