A Complete Streets policy within SCDOT. That’s the only point here. Our state deserves this. As the Executive Director of the PCC, I hear a lot of stories from around our state. Staff and volunteers from local bike advocacy organizations tell me wonderful stories of success with local planners or a SCDOT District Office, and […]
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For the past year, SCDOT has been drafting their Multi Modal Transportation Plan, which they do every 5 years. This is an important document, since it guides some future road investments and planning decisions. On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, they will host a webinar from 1:30-3:30pm to share information about the latest draft to the […]
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 […]
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 […]