Palmetto Cycling Coalition http://pccsc.net Making South Carolina Bicycle Friendly! Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:48:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Collaborative Public Input http://pccsc.net/collaborative-public-input/ http://pccsc.net/collaborative-public-input/#comments Mon, 06 Oct 2014 16:16:14 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=600928

This past week, the Coalition dug deep into the draft 2040 Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan and the Strategic Highway Safety Plan, and we wrote up very specific public comment.  This was comment on planning documents drafted by the SC Dept. of Transportation and SC Dept. of Public Safety, and these are important in steering priorities […]

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2014 South Carolina Rolling Bike Summit! http://pccsc.net/2014-rolling-bike-summit/ http://pccsc.net/2014-rolling-bike-summit/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:42:44 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=600788

November 17-22, 2014 – 6 cities in 6 days!

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Communities for Cycling update http://pccsc.net/communities-cycling-update/ http://pccsc.net/communities-cycling-update/#comments Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:37:22 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=600754

With the PCC serving as Secretary to the program Communities for Cycling, this group serves as a forum and best practice exchange for local planners and engineers wanting to learn about model bicycle and pedestrian planning and design.  It turns out there are a LOT of planners and engineers itching to learn the newest bike […]

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What the heck is a Road Safety Audit? http://pccsc.net/heck-road-safety-audit/ http://pccsc.net/heck-road-safety-audit/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:55:45 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=597780

A Road Safety Audit is done for one reason:  because a safety problem is suspected and it needs to be fixed. Recently I attended a 2 day workshop on conducting Road Safety Audits (RSAs) taught by Craig Allred, an expert with the Federal Highway Administration.  An RSA is different from a traditional Traffic Safety Review, because […]

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Safe Streets curriculum training http://pccsc.net/safe-streets-curriculum-training/ http://pccsc.net/safe-streets-curriculum-training/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:00:14 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=597761

Last month, on request from the South Carolina Safe Routes to School regional coordinators, we trained 4 of their staff in the use of PCC’s bike safety education curriculum for schools.  Through the generous sponsorship of Bikelaw, we developed two curriculums for our Safe Streets Save Lives bike safety education program. The 1st curriculum – […]

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Walk Bike Columbia http://pccsc.net/walk-bike-columbia/ http://pccsc.net/walk-bike-columbia/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:37:38 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=600724

The City of Columbia is currently developing a pedestrian and bicycle master plan and bike share plan. This initiative (Walk Bike Columbia) is being supported by the Central Midlands Council of Governments, with funding provided in part by the Federal Transit Administration, Palmetto Health, and Abacus Planning Group. In recent years, the City of Columbia and partners have taken […]

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Hilton Head Timeshare Auction – Extended! http://pccsc.net/hilton-head-timeshare-auction-extended/ http://pccsc.net/hilton-head-timeshare-auction-extended/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:41:04 +0000 http://pccsc.net/?p=597794

Support the PCC and enjoy a refreshing getaway Thanks to Board member Will Haltiwanger we’re auctioning a timeshare at Hilton Head Island! The highest bidder will get to stay in a two bedroom condo at the Players Club of Hilton Head from August 9-16. Enjoy a beautiful getaway and support a more bike friendly South Carolina!

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Palmetto Cycling Coalition Welcomes Two New Board Members http://pccsc.net/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/ 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/ 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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