Making South Carolina more
bike and walk friendly, since 1995.
Nov 2019 Newsletter
PCC participates in Greenville
Road Safety Audit
We recently traveled to Greenville and participated in a Road Safety Audit for Cedar Lane and Pete Hollis Road, one of Greenville's most dangerous corridors , to make recommendations to improve bike and pedestrian safety.

SCDOT's new non-motorized highway safety program is funded at $5Million annually, and was partly an advocacy success of PCC and our facilitated SC Livable Communities Alliance. The funds support the Road Safety Audits in the near future and ultimately infrastructure in the long run.
THANK YOU, members!
We'd like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to the membership of the Palmetto Cycling Coalition.
SCDOT describes developing the
Bike-Ped Safety Action Plan
Our Alliance efforts advocating to the SCDOT are paying off. SCDOT Transportation Secretary Hall and Commission Chair Robbins spoke about development of the new Bike-Ped Safety Action Plan. Still in the works, this will guide SCDOT in a research-based, analytical, not political comprehensive strategy to reduce SC's bike and pedestrian crashes. YouTube link HERE.
Festivelo 2019 Photo Album:
If you're considering a multi-day, long distance, relaxed ride, but haven't done one yet, take a look at the photo album and then make those plans :)
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Local Spotlights
Chas Ashley River
NEW Bridge!
In case you haven't heard..

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Charleston an $18.1 million BUILD grant for a stand-alone bicycle and pedestrian bridge that would be built just south of the twin U.S. Highway 17 drawbridges. The federal money promises to fulfill more than a decade-long struggle to create a safe route across the Ashley River comparable to the 12-foot-wide Wonders Way bike-ped path on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge across the Cooper River. USDOT received over 200 letters of support for the bridge. More here .
BMX Bike Park!
I f you have a mountain or BMX bike and you want to put it to good use in Spartanburg a new Bike Park is going to be your new hang out spot. Phase one will include the perimeter trail, dirt jumps and pump tracks . Partners for Active Living and Coalition for Active Youth are raising money to complete the bike yard. More here .
2 Funding Opportunities
Safe Routes to Parks!
The Safe Routes Partnership invites communities and organizations working to improve safe, equitable access to local parks to apply for the 2020 Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program . The program provides tailored technical assistance for seven communities to develop Safe Routes to Parks action plans and awards $12,500 to each community to begin implementation of those plans. Applications are now being accepted with a deadline of December 16, 2019.  
ESMMSC Mini-Grants!
Eat Smart Move More South Carolina is entering its fourth of five rounds of the mini-grants application process. Communities, schools, municipalities, and non-profits are encouraged to apply for funding for healthy eating and active living projects. The application deadline is January 15. 
SCAPA announces
Great Places Award program
The South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) recently announced a new award program. APA has recognized six locations across the state as Great Places. APA recognizes Great Places in America annually in three categories:
  • Great Neighborhoods,
  • Great Public Spaces and
  • Great Streets.  
NICA seeking new Teams
The National Interscholastic Cycling League chapter in South Carolina is issuing a statewide call for the formation of more teams and the development of coaches and cycling communities. Click on this flyer for more details and contact info, or this link.
Mar 15-17
Mar 30
May 3-4

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