SPEAK UP FOR EQUITABLE MOBILITY!

 MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Better North Bridge Public Meeting
Wednesday, December 15
4-7 pm (drop-in format)
Lowcountry Food Bank (2864 Azalea Drive, North Charleston 29405)

Charleston County is hosting their first public information meeting, during which you can learn about the Better North Bridge project and provide input on potential route alignments for a separate bicycle and pedestrian bridge and multi-use path connection. Please mark your calendar to stop in, weigh in, and show your support for a safe, equitable crossing.

After the meeting, the County will continue to collect input from the community until February 11. You can view all the ways to participate at betternorthbridge.com and betternorthbridge.org, and we will update this page closer to our tabling sessions and the County’s second public information meeting.

The existing North Bridge crossing between West Ashley and North Charleston is a wedge in our community. One that not only puts people’s lives at risk on a daily basis, but also informs life expectancy, financial stability, educational opportunities and quality of life for so many in our community. We are committed to pushing a safe, equitable, connected and accessible fix forward.

Public input will inform the selected alternative, which in turn, will position the County to develop a 2022 federal RAISE grant application, while Charleston Moves, the municipalities and agencies continue coordination around other funding sources to get the Better North Bridge constructed as quickly as possible. Every day that goes by is another day that our neighbors lives are in danger.

Make sure to mark your calendar to show up and speak up in support of a new bike/ped bridge, and to let the County know which route you prefer!

CROSS THE CUT PETITION
 SIGN HERE: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/safe-bikeped-access-across-the-wappoo-cut 

The Wappoo Cut Bridge is located along Folly Road between West Ashley and James Island. While it has sidewalks leading to it, and a maintenance path across, the space is too far narrow and close to fast-moving vehicles. This is a key corridor that links destinations with existing infrastructure and pending projects, including: the West Ashley Greenway, Maryville Bikeway, new Ashley River Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge, McLeod Plantation, Rethink Folly Road improvements, Maybank Highway complete streets work, James Island County Park, and more. Despite progress and opportunities on both sides, this bridge remains a barrier. We need a critical mass of support to make this crossing safe and comfortable for people to walk, bicycle, travel in wheelchairs, and with canes.