Bike Lanes: SCDOT updated their Engineering Directive 22 to lay out how bike lanes are built into ...
Equity is a critical part of transportation & recreational biking and walking. This is key at PCC, because we are mission driven to achieve safer and more accessible biking and walking for EVERYONE, whether you are a bike enthusiast, utilitarian walker or bicyclist, or parent wanting safe walking access for your kids in the neighborhood (to […]
Last month we reported that SCDOT adopted the Departmental Directive for Complete Streets, culminating a 4 year campaign. Then all three departments within SCDOT (Engineering, Safety, and Planning) got busy making updates that reflect that overarching new Departmental Directive. This has been occurring in the past 2 years while we worked with the Bike/Ped Advisory […]
Yesterday, SCDOT announced adoption of their Departmental Directive for Complete Streets (their press release here). Read the policy here. Since 2017, the PCC advanced a coalition campaign for the state Complete Streets policy through the SC Livable Communities Alliance. In 2017, we first presented the alarming safety data with partners CCL and AARP. In 2018, […]
During our final call with the Secretary of Transportation to discuss her draft internal complete streets policy, we arrived at these 2 challenges:1. SCDOT doesn’t want to “hit MPO’s over the head” with systemic, minimum standards of accommodation (IE, near schools), even if locally sensitive to context. Rather, they want to provide a “toolkit” to the […]