Beaufort County is working on the Comprehensive Plan for the future of Daufuskie Island, and one proposal being floated is to phase out the use of cars.
Daufuskie Island sits between Hilton Head and Tybee Islands. It’s about 5 miles long and 2-and-a-half miles wide, and is only accessible by ferry.
Under the proposed plan, no more combustion-powered vehicles could be brought onto the island after January 1, 2012. Those cars that are there now would be allowed to stay until the cars die. County officials say that while emissions and fuel leaks on the island are unpleasant, the idea is mainly based on the Comprehensive Plan’s focus on preserving the Island’s rural character.