From the Free Times (Columbia, SC), 07.31.07:
Wheels in MotionAn encouraging story from South Carolina's state capital and largest city--which apparently has a modest Critical Mass--featuring several interviews with local cyclists and some detail about efforts to improve bicycling conditions.
Columbia Taking Steps to Become Bike-Friendly
"I bike everywhere just about," says Shandon neighborhood resident Natalie Britt, co-chair of the (City Council-appointed bicycling) committee. "We view the bicycle as a way to improve public health." Cycling also betters quality of life, the environment, property values and tourism levels, Britt says.
The best thing Columbia can do to become more bike friendly is make the city’s biking infrastructure more seamless, she says. "When you look at our city there’s huge opportunities for connecting the dots." (Read more.)
Image: Web capture. Locked bike in Charleston, SC.
Visit: Bike sales up as people pedal to save at the pump, WCSC-TV
Visit: Charleston: Group wants town to be bike-friendly
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips