Rethink Folly Road

Public Events

ReThink Folly Social

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 5:30-7:30

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint (1622 Highland Avenue, James Island)

The Town of James Island and Charleston Moves are hosting a fun, free and interactive community event for the Rethink Folly Road initiative, which aims to transform the corridor into a vibrant, welcoming public space that is safe and accessible for all modes of transportation. The event is Wednesday, May 10 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint (1622 Highland Avenue, James Island).

Representatives from the Town of James Island, City of Charleston and Charleston County will walk the public through the Rethink Folly Road plan, Phase I progress, as well as the scope and opportunities provided with Phases II and III. Rethink Folly Road Steering Committee members will also be present. Additionally, Charleston County will provide updates on active transportation projects on James Island and Folly Beach, and Charleston Moves will have action items for the public to engage on, as well as information on their Mobility Month 2023 program.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the complete streets project and help shape future designs for the corridor. A complimentary buffet-style dinner will be provided for those who participate.

Learn more about the plan at This event is part of Charleston Moves’ Mobility Month 2023 program, sponsored by Faison, LeGrand Elebash, Morrison Yard Residences and Smithey Ironware Company, with event-specific support from Folly Beach Chair Company. Find out more about this year’s Mobility Month program at

The Town of James Island is a beautiful, unique island in South Carolina with a rich history and bright future. Nestled amongst the deep blue waters of the Charleston Harbor and the meandering Stono and Folly Rivers, James Island boasts scenic marsh views and a plethora of majestic trees. Once covered in farmland, James Island is now primarily a residential community that has somehow managed to protect that small-town feel its residents and visitors know and enjoy.

Charleston Moves is a mobility advocacy nonprofit that works to transform our roadways and bridges into safe, connected and equitable spaces for all, allowing the community to choose among many safe ways to travel. Progress is people-powered!

Previous Events:

March 11th, 2020

The Rethink Folly Road Steering Committee hosted a “State of the Plan” Event on March 11, 2020. By many measures, the Rethink Folly Road State of the Plan event was a success, over 150 people participated. Those participants now know more about the Rethink Folly Road Plan, next steps, and the hard work that the Steering Committee and local government staff have put into making Folly Road a destination.

The event was held at:

Martin’s BBQ Joint from 4:30 – 7:30 PM

A Complete Streets Initiative

The Rethink Folly Road Plan reimagines this important corridor as a Complete Street, improving the everyday experience for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities.


As part of the Rethink Folly Road Complete Streets Initiative, we want to hear your thoughts about offering a shuttle service between James Island and Folly Beach.

» Would you ride the beach shuttle?
» When would you ride the beach shuttle?
» Are you excited by the idea of having a shuttle service to Folly Beach?

Scan the QR Code or click here to complete the survey!



Today, local jurisdictional staff and the
Rethink Folly Road Steering Committee invite you to learn more about the Plan and its progress in a one-on-one setting.

Contact us today to schedule a 30-minute conversation.

Topics will include:
Goals and objectives of Rethink Folly Road
How does this plan impact you or your property?
Current projects
How you can help

To schedule a conversation, contact
Flannery Antinoro, Town of James Island | 843.795.4141

Property & Business Owners’ Group

Thank you to all the property and business owners who came out on October 27th, 2021. The meeting was a great success!

If you would like to be a part of the Property & Business Owners’ Group, please send an email to:

Guiding implementation of the Rethink Folly Road Plan’s vision for the corridor is a steering committee of elected officials, business owners, citizens, and other community stakeholders.

For questions about the Rethink Folly Road Plan, please contact:

Flannery Antinoro, Town of James Island |