New bike corral going up on St. Philip Street

Elliotborough makes room for bikes

Posted by Paul Bowers on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM

A new bike corral is in the works on St. Philip Street near the intersection with Bogard Street, across from D'Allesandro's Pizza.


The corral is one of four planned for downtown Charleston. The first went up on King Street near Blue Bicycle Books in September, and two others are planned at King and Hasell streets and on Concord Street near Waterfront Park.

In a press release when the first corral was installed, Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. said:

Bike corrals not only serve the customers of businesses on the greatest shopping and dining streets in the country, they serve as a signal to everyone that bicycling is an important part of our community. Promoting bicycling downtown and in other parts of the City helps address the problems associated with congested areas.

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Just a reminder, for every car spot that is replaced by a bike corral an additional 11 customers are allowed access to your store/restaurant. And for restaurant owners cyclists eat more than twice as much as non-cyclists just to maintain weight, on a calorie basis. Cyclists can eat the way Americans used to back before we let the car dictate our transportation policy.

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Posted by John Clary on November 9, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Um, portion sizes have doubled over the last two decades. So, yea.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on November 9, 2012 at 8:38 PM

For every cyclist that use a corral, 10 bafoons on a bicycle driving the wrong way down St Phillip, blowing through stoplights, while texting will use the corrals.

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Posted by willywoody on November 10, 2012 at 12:45 PM

For every 10 buffoons on a bicycle, there are 50 in cars, driving the wrong way, texting while blowing through red lights, on any given street, anywhere, at any given time.

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Posted by John Paul Jah on November 11, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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