CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Members of Charleston City Council's Streets and Traffic Committee advanced four ordinances dealing with traffic changes in the city at its Wednesday evening meeting.
The ordinances will be up for a final vote at city council's Monday meeting.
In addition to the ordinances, the committee also discussed future plans for bike routes in the city, many of which are based on Charleston's comprehensive plan, Imagine Charleston, which was passed this summer.
Committee Chairman Joe Deneault, a West Side Democrat, said he wanted to have a public meeting in January to hear concerns and comment from city residents about bicycle travel. The meeting date has not yet been set.
The following ordinances were recommended for approval:
* Bill No. 7589 creates a traffic pattern on the West Side to accommodate the new Edgewood Elementary School, which is under construction.
The ordinance gives traffic going into or out of the school's entrance the right-of-way. All southbound traffic on Wood Road would have to stop at a stop sign, and all northbound traffic would also have to stop, unless it is going into the school.