Charleston is nice for tourists, but besides being a pretty place, visually, offers very little for residents, and its obvious that this is in line with the city's priorities. Biking here is possible, as in there is concrete in places. I ride knowing that if i get hit by a car, at least it'll probably be from behind, so I probably won't see him or her coming. But as a bicyclist who follows the rules, I am usually treated as a second class citizen. Getting heckled and having things thrown at me regularly is worse than the non-existent bicycle infrastructure. But, like most issues in the region, it comes down to education, and this should not be mistaken with time spent in school.
Worst drivers in the world. Rich white girls on their cell phones going 30 miles per hour through their 'gated luxury condo' community without slowing down for the speed bumps, but it doesnt matter because their dad will buy them another car in a year or two. Its this attitude, that runs rampant here, that gets me.
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