People Pedal CHS is Charleston’s vision for a network of connected bike infrastructure on the peninsula. The network is a collaboration between Charleston Moves and the City of Charleston: namely, the Civic Design Division, the Department of Planning, Preservation & Sustainability, and the Department of Traffic & Transportation. A portion of the data for the system came directly from the 1,300 citizens who participated in the route mapping survey.
What’s in the works?
- On August 3, 2018, we’re hosting a Fresh Paint Ride to celebrate the beginnings of a connected network.
- As of June 6, 2018, sharrows are being installed on select City-owned streets. To date, they have been installed on Vendue Range, Hester Street, 10th Avenue, Grove Street, Radcliffe Street and Bee Street.
- The Citywide Transportation Plan, which People Pedal CHS is incorporated into, will go in front of Charleston City Council for a 2nd reading this summer.
- We’re coordinating with the City and SCDOT on an upgraded Brigade/Meeting Street intersection and bike lane along Brigade Street. This will connect Bridgeview Village Apartments to the existing I-26 underpass path and future Lowline, and link to existing bike lanes along Morrison Drive. The goal is to control this intersection with a traffic signal or 4-way stop, so a bike lane can be installed.
What have we accomplished?
- On July 19, 2018, the City submitted the BUILD application, a federal grant to fund a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Ashley River, as this vital crossing is part of People Pedal CHS and connects the City’s largest population area with the largest employment center.
- On July 17, 2018, the Citywide Transportation Plan, which People Pedal CHS is incorporated into, got the green light by Charleston City Council on it’s first reading.
- Sharrows have been installed on Vendue Range, a segment that is not only part of People Pedal CHS, but also part of Battery2Beach and the East Coast Greenway. They’re also on Hester Street, 10th Avenue, Grove Street, Radcliffe Street and Bee Street.
- On May 16, 2018, the Citywide Transportation Plan passed through the City’s Planning Commission.
- The City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee recommended that People Pedal CHS be incorporated into the Citywide Transportation Plan.
- We hosted a kickoff event, during which attendees could review the plan up close, interact with us and city staff, and learn about next steps.
- The network’s maps and design toolkit are complete.