Traffic problems in West Ashley are obvious to see, and they are not caused by the closing of the lane on the Legare Bridge.

I see people commuting to work by bike, and they deserve a safe crossing equal to the cars.

People want to argue that this lane will be used for tourists, but commuters from any neighborhood along Highway 17 south will have easy access to the West Ashley Greenway, which will connect to the bridge bike lane.

West Ashley residents should be more concerned about traffic issues along Highways 17 and 61 during afternoon rush hour than the closing of an extra lane on the Legare Bridge, which will be a positive force in alleviating some of the traffic issues while granting safe access to daily commuters.

Nick D’Allesandro

St. Philip Street

Charleston