Palmetto Cycling Coalition http://pccsc.net Making South Carolina Bicycle Friendly! Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:51:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 South Carolina and Complete Streets http://pccsc.net/south-carolina-complete-streets/ http://pccsc.net/south-carolina-complete-streets/#respond Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:34:31 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=602044

South Carolina has made great strides for safer streets in places all around our state.  Small towns, rural planning areas, medium sized cities, small cities, and large regional metropolitan planning areas.  I spent 11 years in Athens, Georgia and have lived in Columbia now for 4 years.  I’m impressed by city leaders stepping up to […]

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Cycling Greenville South Carolina: Excerpts from a Book Review http://pccsc.net/book-review-cycling-greenville-south-carolina/ http://pccsc.net/book-review-cycling-greenville-south-carolina/#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:56:31 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=602015

by guest blogger, Tanya DeOliveira, PCC Board member and Clemson University planner I had the opportunity to read the book Cycling Greenville South Carolina. Wendy Lyman, local cyclist, owner of the Swamp Rabbit Inn and Greenville entrepreneur, wrote this book because the Greenville area lacked a bicycle-riding tour book. This book is an easy to […]

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Practical advice on insurance, for bicyclists http://pccsc.net/practical-advice-on-insurance-for-bicyclists/ http://pccsc.net/practical-advice-on-insurance-for-bicyclists/#comments 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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