I am disappointed that a recent letter writer is not able to cope better with the lane closure on the West Ashley bridge. She should use an alternative route such as the James Island connector on her way in from Johns Island.

At 9:30 in the morning, the majority of rush hour is over, and the alternative route might save her some time.

I commute from West Ashley earlier in the morning and haven’t seen any increase in congestion. I would gladly spend an extra few minutes for a bike lane making it safe to get from West Ashley to downtown.

Keith Merrill

Steeplechase Lane