BIG STORY: Cyclists push for better biking infrastructure, more safety
NEWS BRIEFS: Trump, aide indicted on 38 charges by federal grand jury
LOWCOUNTRY, Ariail: The folly of beach renourishment
COMMENTARY, Brack: “Sleeping with the Ancestors” is important book for S.C.
MYSTERY PHOTO: Brick building
FEEDBACK: Send us your thoughts
BIG STORY Cyclists push for better biking infrastructure, more safety Sylvie Baele of Second Chance Bikes believes there are personal and community benefits to biking and wants to make it more accessible. | Photo by Ruta Smith By Samantha Connors | Every time you see a white-painted bike on the side of the road, you might want to take a moment to remember the person who died there.There are too many of those white remembrances, representing how South Carolina is the second riskiest state in which to ride a bike, according to a 2021 study by Streetlight Data . In 2020, South Carolina had the second-highest pedestrian fatality rate per 100,000 people, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.As a relatively small city with year-round moderate weather, Charleston should be an ideal place for cyclists and pedestrians. But the reality is bleak.“Charleston County is consistently the most dangerous in the state for bike/ped users, and the tri-county area tends to be towards the top,” said Katie Zimmerman, executive director of Charleston Moves, a nonprofit advocating for more mobility access.The state Department of Public Safety collects figures from law enforcement agencies on bike […]