Palmetto Spokesman
February 2017 News
Our Legislative Agenda:  an Update
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety bill, H.3909 now called H.3615, was introduced 2 weeks ago in the House by Representative Herbksersman of HHI.  We've since worked with Senators on this bill further, and Wednesday this week we testified on its behalf in a House subcommittee.  Read our blogpost here, which delves into the fine details, about the intricacies of bike law, charges, penalties, and our ultimate goals in seeking both justice and improved behaviors in South Carolina drivers.  
Register for the 
Mayor's Bike & Walk Summit!

This statewide event May 4-5, 2017 
won't disappoint.  Website is up, 
and the registration link is live!
  
Safety Report released
The PCC analyzed bicycle and pedestrian crashes in our state from 2009-2015 and found some startling trends, specifically comparing 10 regions of our state. Smart Growth America also analyzed similar data, though focusing on pedestrians only, and found similar trends across the country.  Many factors contribute to the findings, primarily infrastructure yet also including education and enforcement.  Check out our blogpost on that here, and for even more details see our Data webpage here.  We continue to research this topic through a host of interns and practicum students, so read this and stay tuned for more.
Apply to join the PCC Board
Every June we elect a new cohort of leaders to start new 2 year terms.  If you want to serve the statewide movement by connecting your local efforts and helping us on a committee, this is for you.  We are looking for representatives of business communities, diverse demographics, those skilled in all things media, law enforcement, and passionate about bike and walk safety, access, and education.   Contact us for more details.
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Local Spotlight:  Bridge Run Ride!
April 2nd, 2017 - 8am, Sewee Outpost, Awendaw, SC - 25, 65, 100 mile route options. This classic, annual, Lowcountry bicycle ride winds through beautiful Francis Marion National Forest. The event raises money for the support of bicycle advocacy in the Lowcountry and statewide!  Features beautiful scenery, quiet backcountry roads, multiple well stocked rest stops, post ride meal and entertainment.  Register here. 
Good Read:  NYC
NYC gets into legal tangle from repeated fatalities.  
And new fronts in the Vision Zero movement.
Volunteer Corner
Contact us if you'd like to help out!
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SAVE THE DATE


Walk to School Day
Mar 8
May 4-5
National Bike to Work Week
May 15-19
The full calendar  has more.
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Amy Johnson Ely
Executive Director
amy@pccsc.net
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