West Ashley Greenway & Bikeway Renovation
The West Ashley Greenway and Bikeway are linear parks located on former railroad beds, linking neighborhoods between the Stono and Ashley Rivers, running a total of 10.5 miles. In July 2016, The Speedwell Foundation, an organization supporting several Charleston area park projects, pledged $100,000 to dramatically improve the West Ashley Greenway and West Ashley Bikeway. View the final master plan here.
From June 4th to 7th 2018, the Charleston Parks and the City of Charleston hosted the West Ashley Greenway & Bikeway Community Design Workshop for the public to help shape future improvements of the Greenway and Bikeway. The week began with the Kickoff & Community Design Forum for the public to attend and share their ideas for the two parks with a team of park designers from Alta Planning and Design; Dover, Kohl & Partners; Horsley Witten Group; and R&R Studios. See the June 4th Opening Presentation and Polling Results, as well as the Public Art Master Plan.
The forum was followed by two days of open studio hours to allow for further public questions and input while the design team worked on the items identified in the public meetings. The West Ashley Greenway & Bikeway Community Design Workshop concluded with a work-in-progress presentation by the park designers based on the input they had received from the Charleston community. View the June 7th Work-In-Progress-Presentation.