ell us that, on average, 48 new people move to the Trident area each day, this is not the time to reduce our ability to accommodate them. We need more roads, not fewer. A bike and hike trail over the Ashley River is a great idea, but not with the loss of vehicle lanes.

The Post and Courier reported that the trail was working well. But have you tried the James Island Expressway, Folly Road, Highway 61, Savannah Highway or Wesley Drive since the lane of the bridge has been blocked? Local folks know the roads and have been avoiding the bridge like the plague and jamming up these other routes, causing major traffic problems.

Blocking permanently any lane in a very fragile system is a misuse of an important public resources. Reducing lane miles in a growing community is a terrible waste of resources.

Thomas E. Thornhill

Fairway Drive

Charleston