County projects increase SC Walk to School Day safety


CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A number of Charleston County pedestrian safety projects have cleared the way for more schools to participate in the 2nd Annual South Carolina Walk to School Day on Wednesday, March 6.

South Carolina Walk to School Day is a statewide event that aims to increase physical activity among children, as well as teaching pedestrian safety. Students join their parents and teachers on the day of the event and walk to school from a nearby designated spot.

Several of the County's recent projects have focused on pedestrian and bicycle facilities which has enhanced access to many Charleston County schools.

The following schools have benefited from recent projects funded by the Transportation Sales Tax Program:

  • Dorchester Road sidewalk by Edmund A. Burns Elementary School in North Charleston
  • Fort Johnson Road sidewalk by James Island Charter High School on James Island
  • Rifle Range Road sidewalk by Sullivan's Island Elementary School, temporarily located on Rifle Range Road in Mount Pleasant
  • Carner Avenue sidewalk by Military Magnet Academy in North Charleston
  • Grimball Road sidewalk by James Island Elementary School on James Island
  • S. Antler Drive and Otranto Road sidewalk by Northwood Academy in North Charleston
  • Edwards Street sidewalk by Coastal Christian Preparatory School in Mount Pleasant

Charleston County Council typically allocates $500,000 annually from the Transportation Sales Tax Program to improve pedestrian and bicycle access for the community.

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