Making South Carolina more
bike and walk friendly, since 1995.
May 2019 Newsletter
Bike Month has Arrived !!
Near Charleston? Check out Mobility Month events with Charleston Moves.
Near Columbia? Check out the events this month with the Columbia Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee .
Near Hilton Head Island? Check out events this month with the HHI Bicycle Advisory Committee.
Other local events?
 Check out the full list here.
S procket is the new bike app in Columbia!
Cola Town Bike Collective (CTBC) just launched Sprocket, a web-based app that gives you tailored, bike routes across the Columbia & Midlands region. Sprocket provides routes through this area, based on a rider’s comfort level as a bicycle user. Choose from beginner, novice, and expert options, in terms of difficulty and steepness of hills. It features mapping, voice and visual navigation, as well as locations for bike racks, repair stands, and bike share docking stations. Learn about the app here .
PCC's Electric Bike bill passes Senate!
H.3174 , PCC's electric bike bill, succeeded in passing through the Senate & House, with amendments. Yesterday was the final day of the session, and while H.3174 received 3rd and final readings in both chambers, we'll have to wait until next January for each chamber to concur on their respective amendments.

Thanks to the following for input and efforts on the bill: Eric Webster of E-bike Central (Columbia), Senator Kevin Johnson of Manning, Bicycle Corporation of America , People for Bikes , and General Motors . The bill has broad support.
SCDOT policy campaign UPDATE
The campaign for a state complete streets policy at SCDOT has entered a new phase with SCDOT - one with focused discussions within SCDOT on bike/walk safety, specifically statewide priorities, and opportunities for improved coordination, design, process, and planning. We recently requested they conduct a Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis , now a national best practice, and we're happy to report they have begun. Stay tuned! The rubber hits the road now. Then see the initiative in detail in this State paper article here. More good news is this campaign now has 20 mayors supporting .
PCC raised over $2k for Midlands Gives!
Than k you to all who donated ! We simply can't do our work without you. Because of your financial support, we bring our knowledge directly to policy makers, put the time into finding necessary partners, and move forward with challenging, but extremely important campaigns for better policy, with real outcomes. Thanks for your donations! They mean the world to us.
Get your Festivelo tickets before June 1st! That's when early bird registration ends. Join the 400-500 cyclists from over 25 states and a handful of countries for this annual bike touring ride! Headquartered in Walterboro, SC, this multi-day ride is coordinated by professionals for daily rides of choice and evening festivities you won't find anywhere else. Proceeds benefit PCC. Register here.
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Local Resources:
PCC's Local Advocacy Resources
Need help with any of the following? Then check out our website , and navigate to "Resources". We've gathered the best of the best. Or just call us.
  • Local Advocacy methods
  • Policy templates
  • Best practices in successful campaigns
  • Funding a new sidewalk or bike lane
  • Understanding local government
  • Understanding transportation funding & governance
SC Interscholastic Cycling League
Have you heard of the new South Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League?!
Check out their website to join or start a team, find one of their events, or participate in the cause!
Safe Routes to School Census Survey
Need help from the Safe Routes National Partnership? Participate in their survey of existing programs, and then check out their resources.

May 10
May 11
May 15
May 15-18
Bike to Work Day
May 17
May 20
July 13
Sept 7
Sept 15

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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