Rethink Folly Road


Rethink Folly Road: a Complete Streets Study is being undertaken by the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) in association with the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), the Charleston Area Regional Transit Authority (CARTA), the City of Charleston, the Town of James Island, the City of Folly Beach, and Charleston County. The purpose of this initiative is to explore the potential to remake Folly Road into a more sustainable, multimodal corridor.

This corridor serves an important function of moving people and providing access to services – yet the physical environment today, consisting primarily of auto-oriented commercial development, does not meet the needs of its users.

This plan addresses traffic congestion, connectivity, pedestrian- and bicycle-friendliness, transit, green infrastructure, economic development, and the retrofit of the existing suburban fabric. Recommendations detail a strategy for improvements, recognizing the dual functions of moving vehicles and the desire to create a safe, walkable environment that will lead to increases in economic competitiveness, neighborhood livability, and sustainability in the Charleston Region.