From May 1 to September 30, 2013, South Carolina participated in the National Bike Challenge, a program of the League of American Bicyclists. 285 South Carolinians logged 261,881 miles! They burned 3 Million calories, saved $15,241 in transportation costs, and saved 48,004 in pounds of CO2! Of all of those miles logged, 19% were for […]
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Do you want to learn how to implement Complete Streets in your town? You can start by learning about how to sell these “Complete Streets Retrofit designs”, also known as Road Diets. This great article gives the A, B, C’s of Road diets. Complete Street conversions are a pretty useful way to make our […]
From bike lanes to sidewalks: How to get a Better Built Environment Partnerships. Form these first, and then do the rest. Local advocates. Find good speakers, former planners/engineers, tech-savvy folks, good communicators, and natural leaders. If any of these folks are connected in the community already, that’s a bonus, but you can make connections with […]
The Palmetto Cycling Coalition recently recommended changes to the Rumble Strip Policy at South Carolina’s DOT. A rumble strip is a repeated gouge in the left or right side of the road, in order to warn drivers who veer off the road, by making a loud rumble noise under their tires. South Carolina has a […]
I recently attended a presentation by the Greenville Spinners to the SCDOT Commission. This wasn’t just any presentation. Through a special invite from SCDOT Commission Chair and District 4 Commission Representative Johnny Edwards, the Greenville Spinners president Steve Baker spoke about the economic impact of bicycling in the upstate. And it was a very different […]
The results are in and we are pleased to announce the new Palmetto Cycling Coalition Board of Directors! This year, Jim Young (Greenville), Mark Greenslit (Summerville), Tim Woolford (Myrtle Beach) and Andrew Meeker (Greenville) have unfortunately stepped down, but as we say goodbye to those leaving, we are excited to welcome some new faces for […]