Project

Transportation Solutions


 

Local:

The mossy grand oaks shading Maybank Highway frame the iconic gateway to Johns Island – and they need to be saved. An alternative design for the Maybank Highway widening project with 11-foot lanes and an off-road multiuse path would preserve the trees and provide safe access for bicyclists and pedestrians while still solving our traffic problems.  To read more about Maybank Highway, and our Pitchfork plan that will alleviate traffic congestion and protect grand trees, visit here: http://action.coastalconservationleague.org/page/s/save-our-grand-trees-

We support transit funding and improved connectivity of our existing roadways.  Read more about Charleston’s proposed half-cent sales tax here: http://www.coastalconservationleague.org/projects/charleston-county-half-cent-sales-tax-referendum/

The Berekley-Charleston-Dorchester region is also considering major investments in public transit along the congested I-26 corridor.  This interstate gives access from the port to the rest of the state, and is important for local commuters to and from work.  Learn how transit could reduce cars on the road, improve your morning commute and spur redevelopment along I-26: http://www.coastalconservationleague.org/projects/interstate-26-improvements/

Beaufort City Council is improving Boundary Street by building a parallel roadway to accommodate daily travel, adding a multi-use path for people on bikes and pedestrians and on-street parking for local businesses.  This plan will improve the land use along the Boundary Street corridor and the entrance to Historic Beaufort.  Read more about why we support this plan, here: http://www.coastalconservationleague.org/projects/boundary-street/

International Drive in Horry County is currently a dirt road through a Carolina Bay, The Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve.  Lewis Ocean Bay is home to a large population of black bears, among other wildlife. We support a plan to pave the road and accommodate the bears with bear tunnels or crossings. Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article93210402.html

State:

We will work at the state level to ensure our transportation agencies (The DOT and the SIB) fix existing roads first, and expand access to transit funding and empower cities to build “complete streets” that accommodate people on bicycles and pedestrians.  To read more about our statewide efforts to reform transportation spending, read more here: http://www.coastalconservationleague.org/projects/transportation-reform/

I-73 is a $2.4Billion dollar proposed interstate to Myrtle Beach.  Existing roads to the beach could be upgraded for much less cost, and would not require filling wetlands or crossing over coastal rivers.  Read more about I-73, here: http://www.coastalconservationleague.org/projects/i-73-in-south-carolina/

 


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