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A Few Recent Accomplishments of the PCC

20 Year Report 1995 – 2015

The PCC began in 1995 with a small group of volunteers. Today we have over 600 members and many more constituents, and are the only organization in South Carolina that advocates for better bicycling at the state level.

  • Advanced the Senate and/or House: H.3355, the Distracted Driving bill, H.3714, the Electric Bicycle bill, and H.3656, the Complete Streets bill, through the SC House & Senate (2019)
  • Defeated various “bad bills” in state legislature (2007-2019)
    Hosted the two statewide and two regional Bike & Walk Summits (2012, 2017, 2018)
  • Created bike law Legal Update for the SC Criminal Justice Academy, required for SC officer training each year (2015)
  • Launched Safe Streets Save Lives, SC’s first strategic educational campaign to reduce bicycling fatalities, training 90+ ambassadors (2011)
  • Represented South Carolina on Capitol Hill during the National Bike Summit for fifteen consecutive years (2005-2019)
  • Since 2005, hosted nine Complete Streets workshops throughout South Carolina. Partnered with Eat Smart Move More SC to print, publish, and distribute Complete Streets Toolkit and Advocacy Manual (2009-2016)
  • Wrote and advocated for the bicycle traffic safety law update in SC Drivers Manual (2006, 2008, 2011)
  • Assisted and facilitated six municipalities statewide in receiving the Bicycle Friendly Community status (2007-2012)
  • Partnered with Palmetto Conservation Foundation to host Mia Birk for three-day Palmetto Joyride event (2011)
  • Bicycle safety bill signed into law—successfully lobbied for this reform (2008)
  • Distributed 20,000 SC bicycle law cards and items to law enforcement, bike clubs and SC residents in need, through partnership with BikeLaw and Dept. of Health & Environmental Control (2008-2019)
  • Assisted and facilitated in almost every Complete Streets resolution, policy, and ordinance in South Carolina (2007-current)
  • Wrote and advocated for the bicycle traffic safety law update in SC Drivers Manual (2006, 2008, 2011)
  • Organized and provided scholarships for SC’s three League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor courses (2007, 2008, 2010)
  • Voted Advocacy Organization of the Year by the League of American Bicyclists (2006)
Accomplishments (PDF)