Design Division is working on a plan to improve the streetscape and waterfront walkway along Murray Boulevard (the Low Battery) in conjunction with the replacement and raising of the seawall to prevent tidal flooding. We believe that shared-lane arrows, and mixing of bicycle and automobile traffic in the travel lanes is sufficient to accommodate bicycle travel along this corridor. Automobile speeds are already slow, which will be slowed even further with planned traffic calming measures and pedestrian-oriented streetscape design.
Huger Street is intended as a primary east-west connector for bicycle movement. Phase 1 project limits span from Meeting Street to Morrison Street. Phase 1 is being funded, designed and implemented by SCDOT and administered by our Capital Projects team through the state LPA process.
This segment is a design challenge due to its limited right-of-way (only 50 feet). The limited space has made bikeway design very difficult and has stretched the timeline of the project significantly. There are numerous trade-offs involved between dedicated bike lanes, automobile turn lanes, sufficiently sized-sidewalks, and on-street parking. Design Division anticipates working with SCDOT to secure design exemptions to allow for the concept design illustrated in this Project Sheet. (Click the image to download a PDF.)