The Communities for Cycling (C4C) initiative was developed for South Carolina’s local planners and engineers in 2011. PCC developed this network for peer-to-peer collaboration among these various planning and engineering departments, across our state. See its evolution and history here, which details everything it accomplished.
These stakeholders from SC cities and towns collaboratively identified common issues and potential solutions. They shared with each other, to assist in developing local knowledge. It still exists today in an infrequent C4C listserv (sign up here). But the group also informed the possibilities for state policy changes, including improving facilities for pedestrians.
In 2016, representatives from this original group, comprised of Planning Directors and Administrators from Charleston, Rock Hill, Greenville and Columbia, embarked in an advisory role for statewide advocacy. Facilitated by PCC and the SC Livable Communities Alliance in pursuit of advancing SCDOT policy change, many served on a state Policy Review Team. See the policy here, developed and pursued by advocates, and reviewed by Planning Directors and Administrators statewide. This partnership continues to function today.