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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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Secretary of Transportation signing the Departmental Directive for Complete Streets.2.4.2021

SCDOT adopts Complete Streets policy

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, […]

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Action Alert: SCDOT final policy change

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 […]

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2021 Legislative Agenda

This year’s agenda will be driven by our Virtual Lobby Day for Safe Streets! The 2021 Legislative session will prove to be challenging, but PCC doesn’t shy away from challenges. Because of the pandemic, most of Lobby Day will be online, via Zoom, including trainings and meetings, but some in-person meetings may occur (with masks). […]

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