Palmetto Cycling Coalition http://pccsc.net Making South Carolina Bicycle Friendly! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:12:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Palmetto Cycling Coalition Welcomes Two New Board Members http://pccsc.net/palmetto-cycling-coalition-welcomes-two-new-board-members/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=palmetto-cycling-coalition-welcomes-two-new-board-members http://pccsc.net/palmetto-cycling-coalition-welcomes-two-new-board-members/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:34:30 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=597766 Laura Ringo and Kelly Mezzapelle Join PCC Board of Directors Columbia – The Palmetto Cycling Coalition, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to make South Carolina bicycle friendly by improving safety, providing access, and educating South Carolinians on the value and importance of bicycling for healthy lifestyles and communities, is pleased to announce the […]

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Aiken County Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee http://pccsc.net/aiken-county-bicycle-pedestrian-advisory-committee/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=aiken-county-bicycle-pedestrian-advisory-committee http://pccsc.net/aiken-county-bicycle-pedestrian-advisory-committee/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:47:22 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=597745 In November 2013 a new Aiken County Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee was chartered by the MPO to serve as a citizen’s advisory committee on implementation of the Aiken County urbanized and non-urbanized Bicycle Pedestrian Plans. PCC Board member, Tom Lex, is chairman of the Aiken County BPAC. “We lack wide shoulders, we have no bike […]

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Governor Haley signs S.C. texting ban bill http://pccsc.net/governor-haley-signs-s-c-texting-ban-bill/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=governor-haley-signs-s-c-texting-ban-bill http://pccsc.net/governor-haley-signs-s-c-texting-ban-bill/#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:49:08 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=597636 South Carolina just joined the 48 states and District of Columbia in banning texting while driving. On June 4th the House and Senate passed bill S.459 that bans texting while driving statewide. Yesterday, June 9th, Governor Haley signed the bill into law and the texting ban went into immediate effect. However, there is a 180-grace […]

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A Town Hall & Reactive Advocacy http://pccsc.net/town-hall-reactive-advocacy/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=town-hall-reactive-advocacy http://pccsc.net/town-hall-reactive-advocacy/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:06:59 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=597603 I attended one Town Hall and a few speaking events in the past few months, all in response to H.4923, the “bike liability bill” proposed by Representative Nanney in March 2013.  This bill died and we’re better for it.  However, Wendy Nanney and all of her constituents are our neighbors and we need to remember […]

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Join bike advocacy partner Bike Law in culture shift http://pccsc.net/join-bike-advocacy-partner-bike-law-culture-shift/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=join-bike-advocacy-partner-bike-law-culture-shift http://pccsc.net/join-bike-advocacy-partner-bike-law-culture-shift/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 13:31:55 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=597519 When a cyclist is injured in an incident on the roadways, a bicycle accident lawyer becomes an important part of the unexpected journey. Here in South Carolina, we have Bike Law founder Peter Wilborn who is known for his many contributions as a bike advocate as well as providing support and legal services for injured […]

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Hawley Annual Bike to Work Rally http://pccsc.net/hawley-annual-bike-work-rally/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hawley-annual-bike-work-rally http://pccsc.net/hawley-annual-bike-work-rally/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:30:33 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=597450 On May 15th, local bicycle parts distributor Hawley will be hosting its 6th annual Bike To Work rally in downtown Lexington, SC. This event started as a small group ride for company employees to not only celebrate National Bike to Work Day, but as an opportunity to introduce non-cyclists to bicycle commuting in a safe […]

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South Carolina improves rank in national report on biking and walking http://pccsc.net/south-carolina-improves-rank-national-report-biking-walking/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=south-carolina-improves-rank-national-report-biking-walking http://pccsc.net/south-carolina-improves-rank-national-report-biking-walking/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:20:35 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=597436 Charleston is one of new mid-sized cities included in 2014 Benchmarking Report For  immediate release Columbia – A new report from the Alliance for Biking & Walking examines the hard data behind the growing movement for more bicycling and walking, across the nation, and finds that South Carolina ranks 47 in fatality rates for bicyclists […]

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Join us promoting safety and choice on SC roads http://pccsc.net/join-us-promoting-safety-choice-sc-roads/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=join-us-promoting-safety-choice-sc-roads http://pccsc.net/join-us-promoting-safety-choice-sc-roads/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:23:47 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=597357 The Palmetto Cycling Coalition is dedicated to making South Carolina more bicycle friendly through improving safety and access and providing education. Our past successes include lobbying for SC bike law reform, resulting in the 2008 bicycle safety bill signed into law. Currently, our statewide Safe Streets Save Lives education campaign aims to reach both motorists […]

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SC delegation at the National Bike Summit http://pccsc.net/sc-delegation-national-bike-summit/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sc-delegation-national-bike-summit http://pccsc.net/sc-delegation-national-bike-summit/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:27:53 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=596103 This year’s National Bike Summit was fascinating.  It began with a long series of sessions presented by experts from around the country, and it ended with an enthusiastic speech from our own Mayor Riley of Charleston. We also presented some of our own internal successes.  Each state sort of competes against others, but more often […]

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Why is state bike advocacy important? http://pccsc.net/state-advocacy-important/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=state-advocacy-important http://pccsc.net/state-advocacy-important/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:02:15 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=541857 A Complete Streets policy within SCDOT.  That’s the only point here.  Our state deserves this. As the Executive Director of the PCC, I hear a lot of stories from around our state.  Staff and volunteers from local bike advocacy organizations tell me wonderful stories of success with local planners or a SCDOT District Office, and […]

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