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Complete Streets

Streets should transport people, not just cars. For too long, our states, cities, counties, and towns have built miles of streets and roads that are safe and comfortable only for motor vehicle travel, yet dangerous and inconvenient places to walk, bicycle, or take transit.  However, times have changed, and a great deal is occurring at the local level in our state to re-invest in safe bicycling and walking.

State Multimodal (Complete Streets) Policy Campaign

See our state advocacy page for more information about this campaign, and see this website for content from the growing SC Livable Communities Alliance advancing the campaign for this state policy with SCDOT.

Resources for Local Efforts

Refer to our Local Resources page for a wealth of mostly state-specific toolkits, lessons learned and best practices.

On the Road to Local Complete Streets in South Carolina

The Coalition, in partnership with many organizations, assisted in the development of most local Complete Streets policies in South Carolina. Visit our policies’ page for that list.  Please contact us if we can help you develop your own locally-tailored Complete Streets policy and advocacy plan.  We have experience in our region, and we’re here to help.  Contact us if you need assistance in developing, planning, or implementing Complete Streets in your area.  This national resource can guide the technical development, but we can help you advocate for its passage.

Past Efforts & Other Resources

In 2011, the PCC, AARP of South Carolina and ESMMSC offered two workshops on Complete Streets policy development (Complete Streets Policies in SC) and implementation (6 Step Implementation Process, by Roger Henderson with the National Complete Streets Coalition).  We developed a coalition among diverse public and private partners in South Carolina, including planners, public officials, engineers, public health professionals, community leaders and members, and many others.

National Resources and Information

For more information on the national movement, visit the National Complete Streets Coalition website.