As Charleston Moves‘ Mobility Month comes to a close, we want to highlight a recent editorial from the City Paper which highlights ways we can make cycling and walking in our city safer.
From the Charleston City Paper Editorial Board…
Our View: 5 things to make Charleston more cyclist and pedestrian friendly
South Carolina is the second-most dangerous state in the nation for people riding bicycles in a study released last week. For a state that prides itself as welcoming and hospitable, residents’ safety to ride bikes through our own hometowns seems secondary to fluffing pillows for out-of-towners and bank accounts of scorched-earth developers.
It’s more dangerous for people to ride bikes in South Carolina than Florida, according to the report from Streetlight Data, which evaluated the risk for cyclists per bike mile traveled. Florida, which has four times the population, has the most cyclist deaths per capita, but S.C. ranks second, the transportation analytics firm found.
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