Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall indicated she would issue a "policy" directive from the draft
Bike-Ped Safety Action
Plan by January 2020. We continue to advocate that "policy" be binding and include key best practices. And we have requested a meeting to discuss these topics. Our last meeting with the Secretary was May 2019, so another meeting is well overdue.
When we recently participated in an
ad-hoc SCDOT Multimodal Advisory Committee
meeting, we learned the Bike-Ped Safety Action Plan will not be completed until Fall 2020. The PCC and partners continue to pursue participation as stakeholders in the Strategic Highway Safety Plan, a combined education/engineering/enforcement document finalized summer 2020, that will generate the Bike-Ped Safety Action Plan.
, the simple bill requiring SCDOT pass a state complete streets policy, is in negotiations directly between Rep. Pendarvis and Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall. Please contact Rep. Pendarvis for further information.
SCDOT's new non-motorized highway safety program,
funded at $5Million annually, continues to provide Pedestrian-focused Road Safety Audits statewide, and we continue to serve on those stakeholder committees. Down the road, those funds will transition to implementation of recommendations.
remain, yet we are
for some successes at the state level.