Calhoun Street audit
In March 2020, the Charleston Moves team joined the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and their consultants, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG), the City of Charleston, Medical District and College of Charleston representatives, the Ronald McDonald House, and Charleston County on a Road Safety Audit (RSA) of Calhoun Street. This street is one of the top ten most dangerous corridors in the state for people walking and biking. The intent of the RSA is to assess the conditions and make suggestions for improvement in order to make the road safe and functional for all users. Charleston Moves supplied relevant data from our “Close Calls” database. Planners and engineers across agencies will rely on this document as they develop safety improvement projects for the corridor. Included in the RSA are existing plans as well, such as People Pedal. Both the City and state have begun developing projects for implementation out of the report, and elements of the report are also included as the BCDCOG continues to design the bus rapid transit route down Calhoun.