Palmetto Cycling Coalition Making South Carolina Bicycle Friendly! Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:48:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 H.3909: Where it Stands Wed, 08 Jun 2016 22:09:42 +0000

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 […]]]> 2
Midlands Gives 2016 Mon, 02 May 2016 16:04:23 +0000

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 […]]]> 0
H.3909 Update and Senate vote Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:20:42 +0000

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 […]]]> 0
PCC presents on Street Retrofits Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:28:37 +0000

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 […]]]> 0
National Bike Summit trip: 2016 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 20:02:31 +0000

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 […]]]> 0
2016 Benchmarking Report released Wed, 02 Mar 2016 21:23:55 +0000

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 […]]]> 0
H.3909 goes to Senate Transportation Committee Thu, 25 Feb 2016 17:08:04 +0000

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 […]]]> 0
Clint Ashley memorial Wed, 06 Jan 2016 22:10:23 +0000

Clint Ashley, an original PCC board member when the organization began in the mid-1990s, passed away recently.  We were notified by his wife Linda Ashley, herself an original PCC board member.  Below is a memorial, written by Paul LeFrancois, who serves on the current PCC board and was a friend to Clint. I was saddened […]]]> 1
2015 Accomplishments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:08:20 +0000

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2015 Year in Review Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:21:14 +0000

This year, we celebrate a 20 year Anniversary.  In 1995, a group of volunteers decided our state needed some changes for safer bicycling, so the Palmetto Cycling Coalition was started.  Our mission and work has evolved, and our 20 Year Annual Report is in the making so you can see the history of our state bike […]]]> 0