Mission + Vision

Charleston Moves is a nonprofit organization that encourages mobility by bicycle, foot and public transit for the improved health and well-being of greater Charleston — our people, neighborhoods, business districts and overall economic competitiveness.

Every day, we work toward a vision of a connected Charleston, allowing the community to choose among many safe ways to travel. When we’re able to ride a bike, walk or use public transit, it means equitable opportunities and better access to affordable food and housing, as well as job security, for citizens. It means an improved local economy. It means opportunities for civic engagement. It means cleaner air and water, climate change mitigation, improved public health, and reduced traffic congestion. Progress is people-powered. 

History

Charleston Moves was formed in the mid-1990s as the Charleston Bicycle Advisory Group (CBAG) with the goal of bike and pedestrian accommodation on the Ravenel Bridge to connect Mt. Pleasant and downtown Charleston. Since then, Wonders’ Way has undoubtedly become the best bike and pedestrian facility in the state of South Carolina and remains Charleston’s most democratic public space.

 

CBAG changed its name and adopted pedestrian advocacy into its mission after their successful “We Can’t Wait To Bike The Bridge” campaign and formed what is now Charleston Moves. Charleston Moves provides advocacy and community leadership to transform Charleston into a bike and pedestrian-friendly region. We are a nonprofit organization working toward safer, more convenient walking and biking in Charleston County.