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Local Advocacy Organizations in SC

Local Advocacy

Aiken

Aiken Bicycle Advocacy
Wheel Movement

Charleston

Charleston Moves
Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit

Columbia

Midlands Transit Riders Association

Greenville

Bike Walk Greenville
LiveWell Greenville
Upstate Transportation Coalition

Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island Bicycle Advisory Committee (independent)

Kershaw

Kershaw County Runners, Walkers, and Cyclists

Lexington

SAFE Lexington

Spartanburg

Partners for Active Living
Citizens for Safe Streets

Sumter

Bike Walk Sumter

Others

Eat Smart Move More SC also has a network of county coalitions.  Some of these are actively working on active living advocacy.  .

Is your group missing?  Let us know.  

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees

City of Charleston Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
City of Columbia Bike Pedestrian Advisory Committee
City of Spartanburg Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee
Aiken County Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Central Midlands Council of Governments Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee

Bike Collectives, Co-Ops and Community Orgs

Coastal Re-Cycles:  a free CCU Bicycle Rental Program
Hub Cycle – Spartanburg
Holy City Bike Co-op – Charleston
The Village Wrench – Greenville
Cola Town Bike Collective – Columbia
Clemson Recyclery
USC Outdoor Recreation Bike Shop

Need Advice?

If you’re considering starting a local organization, local Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, or Bike Repair Co-op, you may find answers in this Webinar or our advice for tips.  In addition, staff is available to field questions (contact Amy here) or our Board with your questions, since we have vast experience and networks working in the local movement to improve the safety and convenience of biking and walking, and we hope to see more of these local advocacy organizations and Advisory Committees around SC.

Remember that an Advisory Committees cannot advocate, though they are essential for funneling public input into community planning.  Advocacy organizations can advocate, educate, and do limited lobbying, even as 501-c3 non profit organizations.