I collected this cell phone photo earlier this month whilst hoofing it around Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where work has taken me 11 of the past 15 weeks. The weather there clearly isn't as bike-friendly as what we enjoy here in Charleston, but during the months when the streets are clear enough for riding, there's a thriving bike culture.
We need all sorts of things to make Charleston a better place for riders: Abundant bike racks, covered parking, protected lanes, bike corrals, you name it. We could continue to lobby the city for funds. Or we could lobby the city to offer valuable sponsorships for the pieces of infrastructure that make up its bike improvement plans.