Police to start enforcing bike ordinance in November

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Cyclists who chain their bikes to trees, lights, signs and meters along downtown Charleston's King Street will have to find somewhere else to park next month.

Charleston police said Wednesday that officers would begin enforcing an ordinance that prohibits parking bicycles in places that block the flow of foot traffic along King Street between Spring and Calhoun streets.

Bikes found in violation of the ordinance will be removed and taken to the Charleston Police Department and the owner will be fined a $45 storage fee to get the bike returned.

Police said the city installed over 100 bike parking spaces along the same section of King Street, making parking easier.