Palmetto Cycling Coalition http://pccsc.net Making South Carolina Bicycle Friendly! Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:49:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Practical advice on insurance, for bicyclists http://pccsc.net/practical-advice-on-insurance-for-bicyclists/ http://pccsc.net/practical-advice-on-insurance-for-bicyclists/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:24:47 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=601996

by guest blogger, Peter Wilborn As a South Carolina bicycle crash lawyer, I often speak to clubs and teams about bicycle law and safety. And every time, I say this: “One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself as a bicyclist is to carry enough Under-Insured Motorist coverage on your car’s […]

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Support PCC with your License Plate! http://pccsc.net/support-pcc-license-plate/ http://pccsc.net/support-pcc-license-plate/#respond Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:51:35 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=601754

How can you offer the best support of statewide bike advocacy, besides becoming a member?  Purchase a Share the Road license plate.  In fact, it might even be better, because you help build the movement by telling others on the road how much you love safe bicycling.  Get one here.  The Palmetto Cycling Coalition is […]

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Thank You Midlands Gives 2016 donors http://pccsc.net/thank-midlands-gives-2016-donors/ http://pccsc.net/thank-midlands-gives-2016-donors/#respond Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:32:12 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=601801

Thank you to the 2016 Midlands Gives donors.  Because of you, PCC can continue to advocate for better bicycling in South Carolina, through our work with the state legislature, state agencies, and community empowerment.  Thank you! Bikelaw matched the first $1000 donated.  We’ll take this opportunity to let you guys in on one of the […]

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H.3909: Where it Stands http://pccsc.net/h-3909-where-it-stands/ http://pccsc.net/h-3909-where-it-stands/#comments Wed, 08 Jun 2016 22:09:42 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=601941

For 2 years, PCC focused on bringing the Dylan Paul Mitchell Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act to fruition.  By June 2, 2016, the last day of the legislative session, it finally achieved affirmative votes in both legislative Chambers.  Then in an unusual turn of events, it died in a strong-arm parliamentary maneuver by Representative Dwight Loftis […]

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Midlands Gives 2016 http://pccsc.net/midlands-gives-2016/ http://pccsc.net/midlands-gives-2016/#respond Mon, 02 May 2016 16:04:23 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=601791

Support state bike advocacy on Midlands Gives, a one day online giving event that brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits in 11 Midlands counties. Because of SO MANY donations, the website crashed, and the giving day has been extended from all day Tuesday, May 3 – now until […]

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H.3909 Update and Senate vote http://pccsc.net/h-3909-update-senate-vote/ http://pccsc.net/h-3909-update-senate-vote/#respond Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:20:42 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=601726

Latest Action Alert from People for Bikes, H.3909 Latest Action Alert from PCC, H.3909 Vote was postponed, but we need you to urge your Senator to bring it to a vote by the end of May. Status in State Legislature:   The Dylan P. Mitchell Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act passed the House in 2015, and […]

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PCC presents on Street Retrofits http://pccsc.net/pcc-presents/ http://pccsc.net/pcc-presents/#respond Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:28:37 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=601680

A few weeks ago, we took up an opportunity offered by SCDOT to present at a statewide conference for regional planners.  Gratefully, we accepted and partnered with SCDOT’s Elizabeth Thebo and ALTA Planning’s Jean Crowther.  The Coalition presented on HOW one can fit bike accommodations (and pedestrian, to a lesser extent) into the existing pavement Right-of-Way […]

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National Bike Summit trip: 2016 http://pccsc.net/national-bike-summit-trip-2016/ http://pccsc.net/national-bike-summit-trip-2016/#respond Fri, 18 Mar 2016 20:02:31 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=601667

For now the 12th year in a row, we attended the National Bike Summit in DC and coordinated the SC delegation on Lobby day. The mood in DC was very different this year.  The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has a new Executive Director, and Congress recently passed the FAST Act.  New LAB Director Alex Doty expressed […]

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2016 Benchmarking Report released http://pccsc.net/2016-benchmarking-report-released/ http://pccsc.net/2016-benchmarking-report-released/#respond Wed, 02 Mar 2016 21:23:55 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=601658

The broad trend is clear: Walking and biking are on the rise across the United States and South Carolina. A new report from the Alliance for Biking & Walking puts local and state efforts in perspective in Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2016 Benchmarking Report. “We’re seeing a steady rise in levels of […]

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H.3909 goes to Senate Transportation Committee http://pccsc.net/h-3909-senate-committee/ http://pccsc.net/h-3909-senate-committee/#respond Thu, 25 Feb 2016 17:08:04 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=601635

Thank you for your emails to the subcommittee!!! It made a difference. Senator Hembree chaired H.3909 through its subcommittee, and it survived largely intact.  We’re confident he will champion it, as it stands below, through to law. Here is the bill’s status: 1. Stop for pedestrians in non-signalized crosswalks; don’t just yield. Intact. 2. Additional […]

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