Rational Roads for Johns Island was formed by Johns Islanders in November 2020 in response to the destructive alternatives proposed by Charleston County for Bohicket Road.
We quickly realized that rather than talking to residents and reviewing traffic safety and congestion data, engineers in North Charleston and Columbia were proposing "solutions" that didn't actually solve our traffic issues and were overly destructive to our community and environment.
The best way to positively improve congestion, safety and mobility on Johns Island is to focus on improving the most congested and dangerous roads first. This approach has the added advantage of minimizing the impact of these road improvements on the culture and environment of our Island.
These improvements must be holistic. For example, we can not simply make improvements to the Maybank and River Intersection. We must look at the greater intersection. This includes the Northern and Southern Pitchforks, Fenwick Hall Allee, and Cane Slash Road.
The priority of the improvements must be:
Since we were formed we have started a newsletter and we have prepared informative presentation and webinars on Johns Island transportation issues. See here to access these resources.