South Carolina
Livable Communities Alliance
Take Action! Sign Our Petition!
Can't make it to an in-person postcard party for SCLCA? No problem!  

Join over 200 folks who have already signed our online petition in favor of safer streets.  Be sure to leave a brief comment about why you care about making SC's streets safer.
We're In The News!
Concerns about the safety of SC's streets were all over the news this month!  Check out the latest media coverage below:
Opinion: Complete Streets Bill Would Save Lives ( link here)
 **this one was written by SCDOT Commission Chair, Robby Robbins!**
 Opinion: SCDOT's Complete Streets Policy ( link here)
Opinion: Why We Need Complete Streets (link here)
WIS 10
Advocates say it's time to fix the Millwood Ave. pedestrian problem ( link here)
Amid high bike, pedestrian fatalities, SC Legislature to review 'complete streets' bill ( link here)
Pedestrian Deaths Surge in Midlands ( )
Community leaders calling for safer roads after toddler's death ( link here)
'Complete streets' push should shift DOT priorities (link here)
One driver didn't stop, but another did when a cyclist was hit and hurt (link here)
Special Shout Out to Our Newest Supporters!

Columbia Development Corporation,  Columbia 
Vista Neighborhood AssociationColumbia
Downtown Neighborhood AssociationColumbia
Apartment Association of Greater Columbia, Columbia
Add your organization  to our growing list of supporters, today!   
Decision Maker Update
We're ramping up our communications again with SCDOT leadership, including the 9 SCDOT Commissioners (the folks who will vote on our policy) and the Secretary of Transportation!

We're excited about our progress so far including discussing:
  • Adding proactive language and elements to SCDOT's design manual 
  • Improving training opportunities for SCDOT staff
  • Starting a Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis - this will allow them understand the full context of risks on our roads.  This approach seeks to prevent future crashes, rather than only reacting to crashes that have already happened.
These discussions are still in the works, and we are excited about the progress we are making!  Stay tuned for more details soon!  
We're Growing All the Time!
We just hit a huge milestone!  20 Mayors are now  signed on to the Policy Letter of Support!

  1. Mayor Knox White, Greenville, SC
  2. Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin, Columbia, SC
  3. John J. Tecklenburg, Mayor, City of Charleston, SC
  4. Mayor Stephen J. Wukela, City of Florence, SC
  5. Mayor D. Welborn Adams, City of Greenwood, SC
  6. Blake Sanders, PLA - City of Easley Planning and Projects Manager, Mayor Town of West Pelzer, SC
  7. Mayor David O'Neal - Tega Cay SC
  8. Mayor Brandy Amidon, Travelers Rest, SC
  9. Mayor Rick N. Osbon, City of Aiken, SC
  10. Mayor Tim Goodwin, City of Folly Beach, SC
  11. Mayor John Gettys, City of Rock Hill, SC 
  12. Mayor Foster Senn, City of Newberry, SC
  13. Mayor Barbara Blain-Bellamy, Conway, SC
  14. Mayor Harold Thompson, City of Union, SC
  15. Mayor R. Keith Summey, City of North Charleston, SC
  16. Mayor Mel Pennington, City of Hartsville, SC
  17. Mayor Geraldene Robinson, Town of Eastover, SC
  18. Mayor Clarence Hughes, Town of Ridgeville, SC
  19. Mayor Francenia Ellis, Town of Furman, SC
  20. Mayor Terrence Culbreath, Town of Johnston, SC
If you live in their towns, please thank them today!

And if you know another    Mayor willing to sign, 
Organizations that Support SCLCA 

  • Palmetto Cycling Coalition
  • AARP of South Carolina
  • Able South Carolina
  • SC Alliance of YMCAs
  • Coastal Conservation League
  • Eat Smart, Move More SC 
  • American Heart Association, SC Chapter
  • SC Disability and Health Project
  • National Safety Council - Southeastern Chapter
  • Mission Readiness
  • AAA Carolinas
  • WREN (Women's Rights and Empowerment Network)
  • Brent Buice - East Coast Greenway Association Regional Coordinator for SC
  • SC Recreation & Parks Association
  • Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition
  • SC Chapter, American Planning Association
  • Transportation Association of South Carolina (TASC)
  • The Arc of SC
  • South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development

  • Partners for Active Living, Spartanburg
  • Charleston Moves, Charleston
  • Bike Walk Greenville, Greenville
  • Midlands Transit Riders Association, Columbia
  • Upstate Forever, Greenville & Spartanburg 
  • Sustainable Midlands, Columbia
  • Hilton Head Island Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • Metanoia, Charleston
  • National Action Network, Columbia
  • Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit, Charleston
  • The COMET (Central Midlands Transit Authority), Columbia
  • Charleston Trident Urban League, Charleston
  • Lourie Scholars, Columbia
  • Touch the Future Inc, Anderson
  • Upstate Transportation Coalition, Greenville 
  • Columbia Development Corporation, Columbia
  • Vista Neighborhood Association, Columbia
  • Downtown Neighborhood Association, Columbia
  • Apartment Association of Greater Columbia, Columbia
Businesses and Hospitals

  • Bicycle Corporation of America, Manning
  • Generator Power Solutions, Columbia
  • Commercial Fitness, Columbia 

  • Grand Strand Health, Myrtle Beach
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
  • McBurney Integrative Neurology, LLC, Greenville
  • Spartanburg Regional Hospital - Spartanburg
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System - Greenville
  • Palmetto Health - Midlands
  • Soda City - Columbia
  • Loci, LLC 
  • ALTA Planning, Greenville
  • Yaffe Mobility Consulting, Rock Hill
To sign on behalf of your local or state organization, 
here !
Stay Connected! 
The SC Livable Communities Alliance is a coalition-based, multimodal streets policy campaign facilitated by the Palmetto Cycling Coalition.  Learn more about the Palmetto Cycling Coalition's other work by visiting their website  
here .

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