Palmetto Spokesman
December 2016 News
Mayor's Bike Walk Summit
Mark your calendar for 
Thursday & Friday,  May 4 & 5, 2017.   The Mayor's Bike Walk Summit, a statewide event, is hosted by the City of Columbia Mayor's office, at the IT-ology building on Main Street, in collaboration with the Palmetto Cycling Coalition, Palmetto Conservation Foundation, SC Safe Routes to School, and the SC-ADA.  Join hundreds of Transportation Professionals, Elected Officials, Community Leaders, Main Street officials, Law Enforcement, and bike and walk enthusiasts from around our state for 2 days to learn about what makes our state more bike-able, walk-able, and livable.
ACTION!  Public Comment Opportunity!
Before the Dec. 22 deadline, take this opportunity to submit comment to SCDOT about their upcoming resurfacing projects!  This is a fantastic time to remind them of local bicycle and pedestrian needs, especially when bike lanes can be easily inserted. 
Tell them "Before letting the resurfacing projects, please check with local Bicycle Master Plans to identify opportunities to insert bike lanes or related bike facilities when vehicular capacity is low enough to permit this easily.  Also, check with with local agencies on transit and pedestrian networks, to identify projects that can be planned collaboratively for these additional road users".  
Thank you to all that donated during last month's Giving Tuesday!  This makes a difference.
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Local Spotlight:  Bank of America building, the
newest Bike Friendly Business in SC
The Bank of America building in downtown Columbia became South Carolina's newest Bike Friendly Business.   Achieving Bronze status , this multi-tenant office building, located at 1901 Main Street in downtown Columbia, is the first building in the city to receive such a designation.  The building, owned by AgFirst and managed by Colliers International, was recognized for its efforts with bike parking, ...
Local Spotlight:  Florence

Bike advocacy is happening all over SC, now in Florence and Hartsville too, as this latest news article mentions, in addition to the recent report using both cities as case studies  in building strong economies with  active downtown infrastructure
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