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2013 National Bike Challenge concludes!

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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road diet

Complete Streets Conversions

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 […]

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The Economics of Bike/Ped in South Carolina

We know the Department of Transportation has more than enough challenges on its hands. Our roads aren’t in good condition. Money is scarce, and no one seems up to the challenge of finding better ways to fund our transportation needs. We are fully aware of the crisis our state faces with the condition of its […]

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Steve Baker and John Algary of Greenville Spinners

Greenville Spinners give presentation to SCDOT Commission

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 […]

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