Making South Carolina more
bike and walk friendly, since 1995.
Sept / Oct 2020 Newsletter
SCDOT advocacy update:
Complete Streets policy
Last month we testified again to SCDOT. We explained how many people died since 2017 when we first took this issue to SCDOT. We explained how long it took the entire SC Livable Communities Alliance to communicate the value of people's lives while walking and biking. Photos below from top left, going clockwise, are Amy Johnson Ely (PCC Executive Director), Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall, SCDOT Commissioner JT McLawhorn, and SCDOT Commissioner Robby Robbins. Stay tuned for another campaign-specific email with full video clips of all SCDOT responses. We continue to stay in communication with the Secretary about finalizing this policy.
SCDOT advocacy update:
East Coast Greenway
In the last few weeks, PCC worked with the East Coast Greenway Alliance (ECGA), Charleston Moves, and BikeLaw towards improvements on the SC section of the East Coast Greenway. A tragedy is always a negative, but the incident sparked broad support for the entire SC section of the East Coast Greenway and elevated the route to the SCDOT Secretary. Multiple Webinar meetings occurred between SCDOT, ECGA, Charleston Moves, PCC, and local planners along the entire greenway.

The collaborative advocacy resulted in a successful statewide commitment to the Interim and off road routes! Rural safety funding is coming for shoulders alongside highway 17, and signage is on its way. See the Post & Courier editorial about much of the story here.
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Local advocacy Opportunities
Want to volunteer for the
Bicycle Across South Carolina ride?
Thursday through Sunday, October 15-18, the Bicycle Ride Across South Carolina is a mountain bike or gravel bike ride along the Palmetto Trail. This multi-day ride comes with unique opportunities to explore state parks, off-the-grid trails, and engage with a community of like-minded enthusiasts. Each night features live music, food and beer, kayaks and paddle boarding, and campfires. Intended for the casual cyclist or regular enthusiast. They are still seeking enthusiastic volunteers, to trade volunteer time for riding, so inquire today!
Local Spotlights -
Charleston's Protected Bike Lane is a collaboration between Charleston Moves and City of Charleston. This "key east-west corridor + integral segment of #peoplepedalchs [will] provide safe access between Bridgeview Village Apartments + Food Lion, link neighborhoods to the future Friends of the Lowcountry Lowline, slow motorists at the Brigade/Meeting intersection, improve Ride CARTA accessibility by shifting the stop from the intersection, prioritize people by enhancing bike/ped visibility (i.e. shortening crosswalks + expanding pedestrian space with curb extensions, + protecting cyclists with designated bike lanes, painted green at intersection approaches". This breaks ground soon.
Greenville's Swamp Rabbit Trail Extension master plan is online, and you can see those details here. It spurs off towards east Greenville, near I-385 then turns southeast all the way to I-85.
Spartanburg has a new Bike Park in town. Photos here. More on the Vic Bailey Subaru Bike Park can be found here. Out upstate partner Partners for Active Living helped make that happen.
City of Columbia got a new Pump Track, thanks to the local Parks and Recreation department and state Parks, Recreation, and Tourism agency. This pump track has 3 loops for different skill levels, native plant swales, and it's located within the regional Owens Field Park.
SAVE THE DATE
Many resheduled events below:

rescheduled
Oct 15-18
Oct 22-23
Oct 24
Nov 5-6
Nov 8-9
Got a ride to share?
Full calendar has more.
Also see route links.
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Amy Johnson Ely
Executive Director

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