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Re: “A look at the future of Charleston's transportation system

Wait...and why exactly should we change a rail line into a walking path when every bit of research has pointed to light rail? The green line goes right through the middle of downtown to wait.....the visitors center.....

Maybe Im just missing something

Posted by Alex Mozingo on June 28, 2017 at 5:38 PM

Re: “A look at the future of Charleston's transportation system

I live in West Ashley and I'm currently without a car. I bicycle to work along Sam Rittenberg blvd. which is a dangerous activity. Many drivers don't realize that bikes are -supposed- to use the roads, and many more have no clue as to the limited visibility that a cyclist has to cope with.

Any trip of more than a mile or two is best taken by bus, but given last year's cuts it takes at least an hour or more to get down to the peninsula. CARTA is obsessed with running their buses at a profit, or at least break-even and they've cut routes to the bone in order to maximize revenue at the expense of customer service. The #32 bus, which runs between Super Stop and Bee's Ferry only runs once per hour, even at peak times. Forget trying to go to Folly Beach, Mt. Pleasant or James Island. You'll spend much of the day traveling.

If you're not approaching sixty (like me), you can try bicycling down Ashley River Road. Sam Rittenberg -> Rivers avenue is right out, due to the intransigence of the SCDOT to modify the North Bridge to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.

By the time that CARTA and the COG get around to fixing these transportation problems, Charleston will be in gridlock. Businesses will not want to relocate here and skilled workers will not want to move here. 2040 is not soon enough. We've spent millions of dollars on 'studies' and what we've got is a dysfunctional mess. Smaller cities than Charleston have effective transit systems, why can't we?

Dave Crossley
Best Friends of the Lowcountry Transit

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Posted by MelvintheBarbarian on June 28, 2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums

I found a mixture that REALLY WORKS and YOU WILL at LEAST be able 2 get a good nites sleep, Youll need Witch Hazel, Listerine, and Tea Tree oil, mix, i made a big spray bottle of it,this is EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE, IT WORKS, THEY HATE THIS STUFF...I hope i can at least help sum1, my mom woke up and her eyes were COMPLETELY swollen shut.Crazy. 2weeks ago i couldnt sleep bc it felt like sumthing was crawling all over me, all in my nose, eyes, everywhere, i Sprayed windex all over my room and it stopped, and now since 3 nites ago ive been bitten up all nite, every nite, im frm florida but now in VA and i remember growing up in Fla theyd spray the streets at dusk for bugs, but i stopped seeing them do it aftr a while, they dont spray streets up here, but i really DONT recall this phenomenon EVER BEFORE. PESTILENCE??..SUMTHING MUST BE DUN ABOUT THIS "PROBLEM".. what is it, is it "Chemtrails"?? What is this thing?

Posted by Viagi Morse on June 26, 2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Behind bars, cell phones allow S.C. prisoners easy access to continue criminal activity

We're using a 1934 law to govern technology invented in the last ~20 years. Smart.

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Posted by Davis Moell on June 20, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “McLeod Plantation to grow Sea Island cotton for the first time since the 1920s

What a grand place McLeod is today! This makes the experience even richer. Thank you Bill McLean for this new chapter. Thank you, Shawn Halifax, CCPRC, staff and volunteers!

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Posted by Charlotte Hutson-Wrenn on June 18, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums

What if I put blood in a bowl and set that out?

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Posted by Wes Johnson on June 18, 2017 at 3:44 AM

Re: “McLeod Plantation to grow Sea Island cotton for the first time since the 1920s

Fascinating story. I wonder what it would take to turn Sea Island Cotton into a major crop?

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Posted by newbattleaxe on June 16, 2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “How a Charleston bar led to one of the Cold War's most damaging spy rings

Is this that house near 'Blue House Road' that fronts the interstate. It sits right alongside 78 near the 'Bizzy Bee' and some Mulch place?

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Posted by Jshicke on June 9, 2017 at 12:06 PM
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