You go girl!
Civilization is moved forward by people with a vision of a better world. Charleston with 14,000 people on bikes instead of in cars would be a MUCH better world. I look forward to the day the West Ashley bridge has just one lane dedicated to motorized vehicles, the rest for human-powered vehicles. What an interesting and healthy city we will then have.
I can understand the desire for people safely encased in their two-ton armor suits for we bikers to be as concerned as they are about breaking traffic rules. But frankly, why not take advantage of the increased mobility that bicycles provide and ride on sidewalks (when it's safe to do so), and ride the wrong way down one way streets (when it's safe to do so). Traffic rules against those things were designed for lumbering steel beasts, hard to stop and easy to cause death and destruction. They were not created for nimble humans on bicycles able to turn on a dime and stop in ten feet. Cyclists can safely live by a different set of rules. Get out of your cars and expand your urban traveling options.
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