Palmetto Cycling Coalition http://pccsc.net Making South Carolina Bicycle Friendly! Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:49:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Safe Streets curriculum training http://pccsc.net/safe-streets-curriculum-training/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=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 these two curriculums for our Safe Streets Save Lives bike safety education program: one for schools […]

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Walk Bike Columbia http://pccsc.net/walk-bike-columbia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=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/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=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/?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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