The Trustees and staff of Historic Charleston Foundation, in partnership with the City of Charleston, were pleased to release the Peninsula Mobility Report prepared by respected transportation expert Gabe Klein. The former Director of Transportation for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C., Klein is currently a visiting Research Fellow at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C. He is nationally renowned for implementing a variety of creative transportation improvements in challenging urban conditions.
Between July and November, Klein visited the city, spoke at two public forums and met with community leaders to discuss the future of mobility in downtown Charleston. To proactively address the future of transportation and mobility on the Peninsula as downtown continues to grow is one of the Foundation’s major advocacy initiatives, and the forward-thinking Peninsula Mobility Report provides key strategies toward a progressive and integrated mobility system.
Klein recommends the creation of a much more robust transit network downtown, which could include trolleys and better buses, and the construction of shared parking facilities along the upper peninsula that could serve as remote parking for our visitors and workers entering the city.
The Foundation will continue to work with the city and other partners on the important implementation stage of this report.
Read the report on the Foundation’s website.