People Pedal 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.
- The network’s design toolkit is now complete, and can be viewed HERE.
- Sharrows (shared lane markings) have been installed in the centers of the lanes on Vendue Range, a segment that is not only part of People Pedal CHS, but also part of Battery2Beach and the East Coast Greenway.
- The City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee recommended that People Pedal CHS be incorporated into the Citywide Transportation Plan.
- The City is reviewing installation proposals for more sharrows on select City-owned streets.
- We are working with the City and SCDOT on a temporary two-way cycle track for installation during May 2018. The goal is to not only demonstrate what safe bicycling infrastructure can look and feel like, but to also set a precedent for cooperation on more projects like this in the future.
- We expect to hear in late April 2018 whether the City’s federal grant application for a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the Ashley River will be funded, as this vital crossing is part of People Pedal CHS, connecting the City’s largest population area with the largest employment center.
- We are hosting a kickoff event, during which you can see the plan up close, interact with us and city staff, and learn about next steps. Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 29, 6-8pm at Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. (1505 King Street)!