People Pedal Plan
The People Pedal Plan is a new vision for a robust urban bikeway system on the Charleston peninsula. Such a system will be good for all modes of travel, including automobiles. The urban bikeway network will be composed of segments and intersections of various types. The People Pedal Plan is expressed in an interrelated set of documents, each in a user-friendly format applicable to the task at hand. This is the first comprehensive bicycle infrastructure study for downtown Charleston and is a vital first step in creating a multimodal transportation system.
The Design Division report provides an overview of the concept, including survey results, bike crash data, phased route maps, information on improvements, and some conceptual illustrations. It also features a set of standards for the unique Charleston context.
System Map Poster
The poster shows the entire proposed urban bikeway network on one page, with each type of solution indicated. It's intended to be printed in a large size (36"x 48"). More information on the map elements can be found in the People Pedal Plan & Urban Bikeway Design Toolkit report booklet.
These are the individual projects that make up the urban bikeway system. These will be developed, refined, challenged and updated over time. Each project represents a significant investment in planning, public input, detailed design, coordination, funding, and potential maintenance.
What are Sharrows?
A sharrow, also known as a Shared Lane Marking, is the bike-and-chevrons symbol illustrated in MUTCD figure 9C-9. This marking is placed in a travel lane and indicates the the preferred cycling location to cyclists and motorists. Sharrows will be placed in the center of the lane, include directional arrows where needed, and be accompanied by appropriate signage.
The City's Traffic and Transportation Department and the Design Division are working together to install sharrows on City-maintained streets in late 2017 and early 2018. The following map, placement guidelines and online resources will provide more information about this effort.