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It’s official – AWAKENING: MOTION kicked off at a festive, joyful parade on Saturday (check out all the photos on our partner Charleston Moves Facebook) as we walked, biked, scooted, skated, danced and rolled up King Street, past our new creative crosswalks and into the Joseph Floyd Manor Park featuring Clemson’s mobility sculptures.
Looking across the Upper Peninsula, we are thrilled to have 14 new crosswalks, 2 new bus stops (and 3 more in the works), a stunning colorful sculpture called XYLO-PLAY on King Street, an installation called DESIRE LINES going up at 1630 Meeting, mobility sculptures by Clemson students at St. Julian Devine & Joseph Floyd Manor Park, and a new PLEASE SLOW DOWN campaign inspired by pedestrians hit trying to cross the street. 
There has been so much creative and exciting activity this AWAKENING. And now that we’ve officially kicked it off, we have events almost every day – Weekly Just Rides, film screenings, lectures, and later this month, dancing in the streets. There are a LOT of ways to get involved – click HERE for a list of events and please make sure to put events you would like to join us for on your calendar. You can be part of the art! Join us for a choreographed dance video (shot via drone) on foot, bike, skateboard, scooter or roller skate on Sunday, May 20.
Amidst all the new work, we’ve also had challenges: the bus stop transit hub envisioned by Kevan Hoertdoerfer Architects & Ashley Jennings Architects had to come down due to permitting issues, and we are in the midst of cleaning up and removing the project. The temporary bike lane envisioned for Brigade Street was denied by SCDOT, in part because there is currently not is a 4-way stop sign at Brigade & Meeting. A 4-way stop sign has been requested twice by the City's Department of Transportation in the past, so we’ll be holding a rally to advocate for these stop signs to pave the way for a bike lane in the future. We will not forget this bike lane project, and with the leadership of our partners at Charleston Moves, will help advocate to see it realized.
A key learning through the challenges has been that the City of Charleston does not have a protocol for temporary art installations in public spaces, which makes Enough Pie’s work difficult as we move forward to meet our mission of connecting & empowering our community using creative placemaking tactics. Therefore, we will be meeting with the City to create solutions so that tactical urbanism has a legitimate place in public spaces  moving forward – stay tuned on that process.
In the meantime, please be a part of AWAKENING: MOTION! We have so many events this week alone – we'll be attending a talk tonight with a transit advocate, a bike rodeo on Thursday, Kids Bike The Park on Saturdaya nautical-themed tea party this Sunday, a Jane Jacobs walk in the Eastside on Sunday as well – and that’s just this week! Join us, come by the office to purchase a PLEASE SLOW DOWN sign ($10), and be part of this month-long AWAKENING. All are welcome!

Let’s connect & empower our streets. Because who owns the streets? WE DO.

In Joy,
Cathryn
Thank you to everyone that has donated to our crowdfunding campaign at youcaring.com/awakeningmotion! We recently hit $8000 and are so close to our goal of $10,000. Do you support our work, free and open to all? PROVE IT. Please help us reach our goal and make these amazing community projects happen.
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