LOCATION: Charleston, South Carolina
GRANTEE: Charleston Moves
The West Ashley Greenway is a former rail line that has been converted into a bicycle and pedestrian trail that connects businesses, parks, schools, municipal facilities and neighborhoods. AARP provided funds for upgrading select intersections with artistic crosswalks. The goals were to slow down automotive traffic and draw attention to the safety needs of pedestrians and cyclists. With the increasing numbers of retirees and families in the neighborhood interested in nonmotorized transportation, improving the greenway has become a vital need.
The AARP Community Challenge funds “quick-action” projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for people of all ages.