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As the region’s population continues to grow, mobility will become more challenging. Alternative modes of transportation, such as the Lowcountry Rapid Transit (LCRT) will provide a means to absorb additional congestion, move people, and increase development opportunities along the corridor.

  • Existing transportation options in the City include bike trails and sidewalks, roadways, and rail (both freight and passenger).
  • The Lowcountry Rapid Transit (LCRT) is a proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system currently under development. The initial LCRT line will run from Summerville to Charleston with the longest segments located in North Charleston along University Boulevard and Rivers Avenue.
  • Approximately 84% of people who work in North Charleston live in other jurisdictions, while 64% of City residents travel to work in other jurisdictions. Only 16.4% of people live and work in the City.
  • The mean travel time for North Charleston residents to work has stayed relatively stable at 23 minute since 2010.
  • Generally speaking, shorter commute times, 19 minutes or less, are decreasing.
  • 90% of commuters in the City travel by Car, Truck or Van.
  • Only 3.4% of City residents use Public Transportation as their primary mode of transportation.

Input Prompts

  • What other modes of transportation facilities are needed to ensure free-flowing mobility in the City of North Charleston
  • Would an increase in the relative proportion of residents working within the City help mitigate congestion and how can the City achieve that?
  • What opportunities will the Lowcountry Rapid Transit provide for residents and businesses?