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Charleston Moves Announces 2023 Mobility Month Schedule



Press Release

Charleston Moves dedicates May as Mobility Month, an annual celebration of complete streets. With the belief that you should be safe to move how you choose, where you choose, and when you choose — no matter what — the nonprofit organization has six fun and engaging events on the calendar to elevate the community’s collective call for for comfortable, connected and equitable space for vulnerable road users. Infrastructure that works for all, benefits all!

Additionally, through May 31, donations to Charleston Moves will be doubled, thanks to the Pathfinder Foundation. Visit the Mobility Month Matching Campaign to contribute.

The 2023 schedule of events includes a little something for everyone, all of which is free to the public, due to generous sponsorship by community partners Faison, LeGrand Elebash, Morrison Yard Residences, Smithey Ironware Company, and individual event supporters!

  1. May 3: Roll Call for an Accessible North Charleston » Amplifying the voices of North Charleston High School students to advocate for a walkable and bikeable community, in alignment with National Bike & Roll to School Day. Everyone should have a seat at the table to shape their community!
  2. May 10: Rethink Folly Social » Interactive update on the Rethink Folly Road initiative and celebration of Phase I progress, including a buffet-style dinner at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint on James Island.
  3. May 17: Ride of Silence » Critical mass memorial bike ride through downtown Charleston with police escort, in alignment with International Ride of Silence. Make sure you’ve signed the waiver!
  4. May 19: Light the Night » Pop-up celebration of National Bike to Work Day with a free bike light giveaway and healthy to-go food in North Charleston.
  5. May 23: Thriving in Place » Virtual presentation by national community revitalization strategist Majora Carter, followed by a panel discussion with local experts — moderated by Dr. Kim Butler Willis — on transportation equity and quality of life. Don’t forget to register!
  6. May 27: The Get Hyped Finale Brunch » Picnic-style afternoon rendezvous at Sightsee and Elliotborough Park over fresh coffee, fresh food by Taino X Tacos de la Bahia, and fresh tunes.

Charleston Moves promotes streets that are designed and built for everyone, allowing the community to choose among many safe ways to travel. When people are able to ride a bike, walk and use public transit, it means equitable opportunities and better access to affordable food and housing, as well as job security. It means an improved local economy. It means opportunities for civic engagement. It means cleaner air and water, climate change mitigation, improved public health, and reduced traffic congestion.

Charleston Moves is a mobility advocacy nonprofit that works to transform our roadways and bridges into safe, connected and equitable spaces for all. Progress is people-powered!

Morrison Yard is a mindfully-designed space in Charleston’s Upper Peninsula neighborhood opening November 2022, bringing apartment homes, workspaces, shops, restaurants, and green space to the city’s vibrant local community. Situated along the Cooper River at the base of the Ravenel Bridge, the premier residential destination is easily accessible for bikers and pedestrians with ample bike storage available and a bike repair shop on site. Morrison Yard is working with city planners to create a pedestrian/bike connection to the bridge and install a traffic light to make commuting easier and safer.

Smithey Ironware is a local to Charleston brand making premium quality cast iron and carbon steel cookware. With facilities on the old naval base in North Charleston and over 30 employees, pedestrian accessible roadways are extremely important to Smithey’s team many of whom live in the surrounding community.

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