Born and raised in South Carolina, I’ve called the Charleston area home for over 20 years. I am an avid runner, cyclist, local entrepreneur, and mother to two young and very active boys. My initial interest in Charleston Moves derived from purely selfish desires to have safer cycling infrastructure to allow me to train and also have the option of using a bike for transportation. As I learned more about the organization, I recognized the broader need for their advocacy as Charleston Moves speaks up for all citizens who desire a right to the road on foot, bike, wheelchair and even mass transit. For my birthday month, I’m asking for donations to this awesome organization. I’m kicking it off with $100. Since we can’t have a big birthday party somewhere fun this year, can you give $10? Let’s make sure all Charlestonians have access to the roads in a safe and equitable way.
Many in our area work in parts of Charleston where parking is price prohibitive, assuming they own a car, and the CARTA system does not always offer needed routes/schedules. Our roads should be for all Charleston citizens no matter their mode of transportation. Charleston Moves works tirelessly with local municipalities, state agencies and diverse stakeholders to ensure this is the case. They are at nearly every town/city council meeting, heading committees and subcommittees, conducting audits of areas where pedestrians are frequently vulnerable, and still have time to let the rest of the town know where all of these issues stand. I don’t know how 2 people manage to fit so much in, but they do and we all benefit from Katie and Savannah’s hard work.
This year, the two biggest fundraisers for Charleston Moves were canceled due to the pandemic. While necessary, these cancellations result in a large funding deficit for the organization. We are trying to change that with a FREE online event and fundraiser where you can learn more, ask questions, and get updated on the latest and greatest info on improvements to cycling/pedestrian/transit infrastructure. Can you please help us fill that gap? Donate today and join us on November 12 for the fun!