Myrtle Beach company calls for zoning change and conditional use of biking on boardwalk
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Hannah Lewis and CJ Walters opened Boardwalk Bikes three months ago during the summer season.
The store is located near N Kings Highway, a few blocks from the beach.
They say business has been good, but they want to make sure the off-season months are just as good.
“When you come to Myrtle Beach, what’s the first place you want to go,” Lewis asked. “The beach, the promenade. A better way to access it would be by cycling.
On Tuesday afternoon, Lewis will ask the Myrtle Beach Planning Commission to consider amending the Entertainment Zoning Code 14.07C, to allow bicycle rental as a conditional use on the boardwalk.
They believe the change will help them reach even more tourists.
“We’ll be able to go out there so that people who weren’t even thinking about renting bikes, they’ll be like, ‘oh wow, there are bikes,’ Walters said. the boardwalk and see more of Myrtle Beach and other businesses and stores that they might not have seen otherwise if they were just walking. “
The couple say they are ready to address all of the previously mentioned concerns about the proposal, including safety.
“I’m going to take my time and make every guest feel safe, whether it’s their second, fifth, first time in Myrtle Beach,” Lewis said. “I’ll take the time to explain where I think you should go. “
Part of homeowners’ safety plans include maps they’ve created to go with guests, highlighting the safest routes to take in the city.
“I don’t want anyone to be hurt,” Lewis said.
The Myrtle Beach Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, November 2 at 1:30 p.m.
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