The lane was created to give bikers more space to ride, and make biking more safe.
West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton and Mayor Pro Tem, Tem Miles spoke of the benefits the new bike trail offers. State Sen. Nikki Setzler and Rep. Micah Caskey also attended with members of the West Columbia City Council.
Horton called the bike lane another successful project that improves the quality of life in West Columbia. He said the bike path increases access to the shops and restaurants from Riverwalk to Triangle City.
Miles thanked the SCDOT and said the bike trail has been five years in the making and helps since there are not sidewalks on B Avenue. City of West Columbia Communications Director Anna Huffman thanked Grants and Special Projects Director Tara Geenwood for her persistence to make the bike trail possible.
The public was invited to attend and bring their bikes. Light refreshments were served.
In January, the city installed three bicycle repair stations at Reeves Park – West Columbia Community Center – 754 B Avenue; Moffatt Street Entrance to the Riverwalk and at Riverwalk Park – 109 Alexander Road.