Bus Stops for Riverland Drive and Central Park Road on James Island
|Tri County Link Route through James Is.|
Some sort of a transit hub is needed for James Island near that location on Folly Road.
All buses in the area operate on both Central Park and Riverland Drive (North of the Intersection) so the placement of stops can be flexible, provided the pedestrian crossing is a safe one. Stops should be placed close to the intersection since foot traffic will be traveling to the area from the South on Riverland Drive, but placement is somewhat flexible.
|Folly Rd. CARTA Route|
Based on our visits to the community, there is a lot of confusion about where the available bus services go. There is very little awareness of the now available electronic wayfinding available on Smart Phones and the internet.
After a full year of involvement with this seemingly unending community fight over the design of this intersection, including a full door to door canvass of the surrounding area and attending five meetings, we recognize the markings of failure which must arise from a community fixated on cars and traffic. Democracy doesn't work. Citizenship doesn't work. Government doesn't work.
|James Is. Bus Stop on Folly Road, Walmart|
We believe a modestly scaled effort with some community support, utilizing safe, comfortable stops would yield increased transit ridership in this area. We’re already working to build ridership on Johns Island on the Link Route which runs through this intersection. 12 times a day.
We take no position on which intersection design needs to be adopted. We do however point out that this is a classic example of how autocentric long term planning divides our communities. We know transit brings communities together as properly placed bus stops will do here.
Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit
(843) 870-5299 or firstname.lastname@example.org
March 13, 2019