Need for a bike plan demonstrated by ride to Wando High School

Image by Flickr user wjhamilton 29464 Image by 20091022-bike.jpg Mount Pleasant city council candidate Kenny Oubre became proof of the need for a better biking plan. He wound up with a separated shoulder after a car pulled out in front of him, forcing him to swerve into a light pole.

On Friday, October 16, 15 brave souls set out on a journey from 13-mile journey from Shelmore Boulevard to Wando High School. 

Read more stories on this subject in our bike topic page.The trip was on bike and thoroughly demonstrated how poorly the current road designs accommodate non-automobile traffic.

The proof? Your usual debate about it being too difficult for bikes to navigate, and the fact that despite numerous precautions city council candidate Kenny Oubre was injured in a near-car collision.

The Post and Courier has penned a solid column reflecting on the demonstration, and a newsier write-up on the matter.

If you want to dig deeper, check out the video from the trip and the post-event write-up by the group. 

If you're inspired, consider coming to the next bike planning meeting on Monday, November 2.