BCDCOG examines Park and Ride use in the Lowcountry

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) — The Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments board met Monday. On the agenda was a presentation of a recent study of the CARTA’s Park and Ride system.   

The group’s Principal Planner, Sharon Hollis, presented drafts of potential new park and ride locations, but also current locations that could use renovation.

“The commuter Park and Ride service is really intended to be within a 5 mile radius of where people are living they can hop on the bus, or in carpools, or van pools, and get on the major roadway to the employment centers,” Hollis said.

Some of the drafts for new locations include a areas in Mount Pleasant and near Summerville. The Citadel Mall location may be up for upgrades.

Studies show about 90% of commuters in the Lowcountry are driving in their cars solo.

“It’s an opportunity to park their car share a ride … and have a safe, secure place for their car,” Hollis said.

Monday’s presentation included only drafts of a proposal. Official plans will be released at a later date.

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