Let’s face it. Every now and then, we all get tired of walking. Even if we’re striving to take healthier steps, we have room to be a little lazy. Besides, some things aren’t really within what we’d consider reasonable walking distance.
Charleston hears your tired feet!
The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority plans to start rolling out buses to provide free shuttle service to downtown shoppers sometime after Thanksgiving. The plan has not garnered council approval just yet, but if approved, the city will be funding the service. The price tag? $415,000 yearly, but that will be offset by generous contributions from the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the State Ports Authority.
The Aiken Standard reports that an estimated 27 people a minute walked past shops and businesses along middle King Street between 12 and 2 pm Saturday. That number will no doubt increase as the prime shopping season starts – a perfect time to implement these buses! According to a reader poll, 60 percent of people say the bus service would make them more likely to shop downtown, out of 263 total votes so far.