Public Invited to Share Ideas for the Future of West Ashley Bikeway and Greenway

The Charleston Parks Conservancy and the City of Charleston are inviting the public to voice their opinions and ideas for forthcoming improvements to the West Ashley Greenway and Bikeway at a series of interactive design workshops from June 4 to June 7 in West Ashley.

The Conservancy and the city are creating a detailed master plan and design for a combined 10.5-mile stretch of the Greenway and Bikeway. This West Ashley Greenway & Bikeway Community Design Workshop is a chance for area residents to share their suggestions and have a say in shaping the future of these public spaces.

“This is an exciting opportunity to be part of transforming a significant public space that connects so many neighborhoods in the City of Charleston,” said Harry Lesesne, executive director of the Charleston Parks Conservancy. “We’re looking forward to working with the public on ideas and inspiration as to how we can make the West Ashley Bikeway and Greenway even more inviting.”

West Ashley Greenway & Bikeway Community Design Workshop Schedule

Kickoff & Community Design Forum
June 4 – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Schoolhouse, Large Community Auditorium at 720 Magnolia Road in West Ashley

Open Studio
June 5 and June 6 – 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (drop in anytime)
Charleston Parks Conservancy, Studio Space at 720 Magnolia Road, Suite 25, in West Ashley

Work-in-Progress Presentation and Feedback Forum
June 7 – 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Schoolhouse, Large Community Auditorium at 720 Magnolia Road in West Ashley

The design process also includes a public art program. Last year, the Charleston Parks Conservancy received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for a project that would add public art activities along the West Ashley Greenway and Bikeway. Temporary public art and arts programming will be incorporated into the master plan.

The master plan should be completed by late summer or early fall. In partnership with the City of Charleston, the Conservancy will immediately begin seeking public and private funds to complete a prioritized list of improvements.

For questions about the upcoming Community Input Workshop, call 843-724-5003 or email [email protected]

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