Dec. 5- Walk, Bike & Bus, What’s the Plan?

CARTA bus stop at Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital

CARTA bus stop at Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital

Supporters of Public Transit are invited to join Bicycle and Pedestrian advocates at a drop in meeting to review the town’s draft Bike and Pedestrian Master plan on Wednesday, December 5th. from 5:30 to 7 pm, at Mount Pleasant Town Hall, 100 Ann Edwards Lane.  Since most transit riders walk to their bus stop and many riders take the bikes along using the front mounted bicycle racks, functional pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure is necessary for transit to work East of the Cooper.

Hungryneck Straphangers is encouraging transit riders to attend and plans to hand up copies of some of it’s recent reports to the town for review.  Those wanting more information can review the Draft Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan online or contact Kevin Mitchell, (843) 884-1229.

Mount Pleasant Town Hall is served by both the #40 Trans Mount Pleasant  and #401 East Cooper Connector CARTA Bus lines and the timing of this meeting should allow everyone to be able to take the bus to and from this meeting should they wish to do so.  Trips on the CARTA system can now be planned using Google Transit on your desktop computer via the www.ridecarta.com website, your Android smart phone using the standard mapping app and other internet connected devices.

Upcoming Riders’ Advocacy Event

Citizen's Hearing on Public Transit

SC State Senator Marlon Kimpson and Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit, Inc. invite the people of the SC Lowcountry to the first Citizen’s Hearing on Public Transit on Tuesday, August 4 from 6 to 8 pm. at the International Longshoreman’s Hall at 1142 Morrison Dr, in Charleston, SC. The Longshoreman’s Hall is on the CARTA 11, 10, 20 & 104 Bus lines.

This will be an old fashioned type of public hearing. Anyone present will be given the opportunity to speak to the entire gathering, to put up images for everyone to see and to file written comments in a publically available internet archive.

Local organizations and campaigns will be offered the opportunity to setup information tables. However we’re asking political candidates to present their thoughts at public forums to be held in the fall and to use this opportunity to hear from the public. We record the entire hearing and stream it to the internet.

Food trucks will be available in the parking lot to provide evening meals for those present.

Input received at this hearing will be used to help Senator Kimpson and Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit shape their respective plans for moving our region towards more efficient and useful public transit in the next year.

Full information on this effort can be found at http://hungryneckstraphangers.com/?p=3785