Making South Carolina more
bike and walk friendly, since 1995.
Apr 2019 Newsletter
Distracted Driving bill update
H.3355, the Hands Free bill (Distracted Driving) is still stalled in the House Judiciary committee. You can still help by:
  1. sending a Letter of Support from yourself or your Organization to the House Judiciary chairman, Rep. Peter McCoy, and urging it be a priority.
  2. sending same to the Senate Transportation committee chair, Sen. Larry Grooms.
Midlands Gives!
It's that time again! We're excited to participate in our 6th Midlands Gives - an online giving celebration hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation on Tuesday, May 7th !

Did you know you can schedule your donation in advance of Midlands Gives? Starting today, you can schedule your gift and it will process in the first few hours of Midlands Gives! 

Learn more about how you can support us during Midlands Gives by checking out our blo g !
Volunteer for PCC!
Do you want to take your advocacy to the next level? Join PCC's Volunteer Team! We're open to all skill sets, but are especially looking for folks with expertise in any of the following:

  • Marketing/Media/ PR
  • Special Event Planning/ Ride Organizing/Tabling
  • Health Care/ Public Health
  • Fundraising/ Membership Development
  • Land use or transportation planning
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Law Enforcement
  • Strategic Planning

If you're interested in getting more involved at PCC , email our Community Engagement Coordinator, Corrine Reed !
H.3656, Complete Streets legislation,
arrives in House committee
H.3656, the Complete Streets bill, got to its House Education & Public Works Committee, and instead of a contentious meeting, it was decided we should adjourn debate. PCC and SCLC Alliance members gathered with SCDOT leadership in the hall afterward, and then at a follow up meeting. Stay tuned. The bill didn't make it through crossover deadline (Apr 10), but it will have a chance of finishing in 2020, likely amended. Meanwhile, we work with SCDOT & the SCDOT Commission on moving the policy forward internally in SCDOT, with intent and substance. See the media coverage here, here, here here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Fellowship Opportunity!
The Emerging City Champions Fellowship is currently accepting applications from young civic innovators (ages 19-35) in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and 24 other communities in other states , who have ideas to strengthen urban mobility, improve public spaces and enhance civic engagement in their cities. 

Led by nonprofit 8 80 Cities and supported by Knight Foundation, the fellowship offers innovators the skills, knowledge and support they need to make immediate and lasting impact in their communities. It is open to anyone who meets the following criteria:
  • They must be between the ages of 19-35.
  • The project must take place in or benefit one of the 26 communities where Knight invests.
  • The idea must be implementable within one year, and with $5,000.
  • Projects must address public space, mobility, or civic engagement challenges in the community.

To apply to the fellowship go to  by May 12, 2019
Electric Bike bill passes House!
H.3174, PCC's Electric Bike Bill, successfully made it through the House with 3rd reading. It then worked its way to the SC Senate Transportation committee and got a subcommittee hearing Tuesday, April 23rd. The committee hearing is today!
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Local Spotlight: Spartanburg Freewheelers
The bike club of Spartanburg, the Freewheelers, have a safety committee that sprung into action when it was time to do so. Our state is home to a growing number of car-bike crashes, and the Freewheelers put some money together to broadcast to highway users elevate the Distracted Driving issue in our state, and share the larger message that we need to watch out for those of us on 2 wheels. This club paid for these billboards and more. You'll see 8 of them on highways in Greenville, Anderson, or Spartanburg, this Spring, thanks to the Freewheelers hard work and a valuable non-profit discount from Lamar Advertizing. Want to do this in your community? Ask us and we'll share how they did it.

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Got a ride to share?
Full calendar has more.
Also see route links.
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Amy Johnson Ely
Executive Director
Corrine Reed
Community Engagement Coordinator
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