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If you live near the College of Charleston you're used to thought of bicycle overload, but at USC in Columbia it's a different story: The number of students cycling to class there has skyrocketed, particularly after infrastructure changes in 2002.
Now in 2008 it's hard to find a place to lock up a bike, even after 80 bike racks were added in the last three years.
The State talks a bit about it:
Geology professor Alicia Wilson, another member of the early USCycle group, is delighted to run into other cyclists on her daily commute to her office.
“This fall I’ve seen just a huge increase,” Wilson said. “I think it has something to do with gas prices.
“But once you get people on a bike a few times, they say, ‘Hey, I can do that.’”
I've always believed that bikes are far more convenient than cars in urban places, and it's great to see USC becoming more encouraging of the idea.