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ACTION ALERT: Columbia Road Safety Audit!

APPENDIX A: Specific suggested improvements for Columbia’s 5 Points, on Harden, Devine, and Blossom Streets Corridor Improvements: Road Diets Why: A Road Diet greatly decreases crashes for all road users, especially those vehicles making left turns, by shepherding them into a middle lane.  It will also make the speed of vehicles in the through lanes […]

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SCDOT has 2 new policies!

Bike Lanes: SCDOT updated their Engineering Directive 22 to lay out how bike lanes are built into roads during repaving opportunities. This Directive specifically enables more opportunities for 4′ shoulders on the Interim East Coast Greenway route (until off road sections are made) and the 6 South Carolina cross state bike routes, and bike facilities from Council of Government approved […]

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SCDOT updates Roadway Design Manual

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 […]

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