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Secretary Chao: Please prioritize Safe Streets

Smart Growth America (SGA) recently sent a letter to the new U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Secretary Chao.  In the letter, they congratulated her for her appointment and her expressed desire to make safety a priority. Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm her appointment.  SGA believes America’s transportation system is a key part of our economy and […]

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Protect Transportation Alternatives funding!

Contact your SCDOT Commissioner, HERE, with the text below. Dear SCDOT Commission: We respectfully request that SCDOT make a change this year, by not transferring 50% of Transportation Alternatives funding back into the general Highway Fund. SCDOT has a federal funding stream called Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), also known as the Surface Transportation Program Set […]

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Dangerous By Design: Incomplete Streets

SC Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Analysis Completed:  Surprising Trends

PRESS RELEASE January 12, 2017 — [Columbia, SC] – The Palmetto Cycling Coalition (PCC) analyzed pedestrian and bicycle crashes within South Carolina (SC) from 2009-2015 and found some startling trends, specifically comparing 10 regions of our state, including a finding that shows some regions with significant over-representation of African Americans.  Smart Growth America (SGA) also […]

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