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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.

  • Passed H.3909 through the state House (2015) and Senate (2016), with final passage at a future date.
  • Created bike law Legal Update for the SC Criminal Justice Academy, required for SC officer training each year (2015)
  • Assisted statewide movement to fight H.4923, the “bike liability bill” and the misguided H.5053 (2014)
  • Launched Safe Streets Save Lives with Bike Law, SC’s first strategic campaign to reduce bicycling fatalities (2011). Wrote flexible curriculum, trained over 75 trainers in the Safe Streets curriculum, and inaugurated our first state bike summit bringing an innovative Rolling Bike Summit format to South Carolina’s 6 biggest cities (2014)
  • Represented South Carolina on Capitol Hill during the National Bike Summit for twelve consecutive years (2005-current)
  • Partnered with Eat Smart Move More SC to print, publish, and distribute Complete Streets Toolkit and Advocacy Manual (2009-current)
  • Partnership with Georgia Bikes to host the Georgia-lina Bike Summit, the first two-state bike summit in the country (2012)
  • Since 2005, host of nine Complete Streets workshops throughout South Carolina
  • Assisted and facilitated six municipalities statewide in receiving the Bicycle Friendly Community status (2007-2012)
  • 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)
  • Distributed 20,000 SC bicycle law cards and items to law enforcement, bike clubs and SC residents in need, through partnerships with BikeLaw, Dept. of Health & Environmental Control, and SC Department of Public Safety (2008-current)
  • Partnership with Eat Smart Move More SC to print and publish Complete Streets Toolkit and Advocacy Manual (2009)
  • Partnership 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)
  • Voted Advocacy Organization of the Year by the League of American Bicyclists (2006)
Accomplishments (PDF)