Making South Carolina more
bike and walk friendly
July/August 2018 Newsletter
Special 2 month edition!
Thank You!
Thank you for taking Action when SCDOT announced public comment period (now ended) on their $5 Million Non-Motorized User safety program.

Our current, focused statewide campaign for a SCDOT complete streets policy depends on YOU! We are as strong as our grassroots networks. :)

We also made progress this month with multiple meetings at SCDOT.
Save federal funding!

As part of a plan to rebuild America, Congress is providing an additional $10 billion in next year’s budget for all types of infrastructure. But the current funding bill specifically denies eligibility for trails, walking and biking projects from those new funds. Support the amendment to restore eligibility!
Safe Routes to School:
Register your School
October 10th is International Walk to School Day. Register your School here .
Yellow Jersey Sponsors
Thank you to new sponsor American Heart Association!
Local Spotlights:
AARP Community Challenge Grants awarded!
Of 1,600 applications, 129 were awarded, and 2 went to South Carolina!
Charleston Moves will create two artistic crosswalk murals as well as improvements to local intersections, providing safer pedestrian access to the neighborhood.
City of Greenville, Parks & Recreation, will install new park amenities including a park shelter, ADA-accessible game tables, horseshoe pit and entrance ramp.  
Local Spotlight #2 :
Columbia Gets Bike Share!
We are thrilled! The sponsor launch occurred this week (Blue Cross Blue Shield), and the bikes and docking stations will soon be here It's an exciting time in the capitol city!

Mayor Steve Benjamin announced at the press conference that "It’s a constant education process; it’s not easy anywhere in the world and certainly that much more difficult in the American south but it’s going to take some shared responsibility.” City of Columbia further stated: "“Bike share is a relatively inexpensive and quick infrastructure extension to a city’s public transportation system, allowing it to serve as a convenient ‘last mile’ connector and function as ‘transit by bike’.”

We couldn't agree more. See PCC's blogpost for more details. Stats:
  • single-trip is $2, day pass is $6, pay-as-you-go for $5
  • all rides 45 minutes; if you want to ride longer than 45 minutes, it’s $2 for each additional half hour
  • phase one is 15 stations & 135 bicycles (50 are pedelec bicycles); phase two is 10 additional stations & 90 additional bicycles
Good Read :
Farrow Road Bike Lanes
If ever there was a case to stress adequate, effective public engagement, this is the case: the Farrow Road Bike Lanes. For innovative road projects, set them up for success by remembering to engage any community proactively, with the issues that matter to them most: livability, safety, pedestrian safety, and bike safety. PCC and the SC Livable Communities Alliance is currently working with SCDOT to stress the need for a 3 year repaving list, to enable room to breathe, for effective public engagement.
SAVE THE DATE

Walterboro Criterium

Sept 16
Sept 16-19
Sept 22
Sept 29
Oct 19,20
Oct 29,30
The full calendar has more.
Also see route links.
We are only as strong as the members that support us. 
Please donate and be a part of our efforts today! 

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Platinum Sponsors

Get your Share the Road specialty license plate today!  

And find out how to do so AND get one free first year of PCC membership!
Amy Johnson Ely
Executive Director
Corrine Reed
Community Engagement Coordinator
Michael Dantzler
Grassroots Content Consultant
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