Local Bike/Ped Plans & Policies

Policy can drive change. In South Carolina, a policy benefiting people bicycling and/or walking can take several different forms—a complete street resolution, policy, or ordinance; a comprehensive plan; Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan; internal order or directive; transportation referendum, design manual rewrite, land use and zoning changes – each of these can improve the built environment for people bicycling or walking (and driving).

Town
Town of Summerville Resolution (2012)
Town of Ninety Six Resolution (2012)
Town of Hilton Head Working on resolution
Town of Allendale Working on resolution
City
City of Anderson Resolution (2009)
City of Greenville Resolution (2008)
City of Greenwood Resolution (2012)
City of North Myrtle Beach Land development ordinance (2008)
City of Spartanburg Resolution (2007)
City of Columbia Resolution (2010)
City of Camden Resolution (2011)
City of Charleston Resolution (2009)
City of Conway Within Unified Development Ordinance (2011)
County
Spartanburg County Resolution (2007)
Richland County Resolution (2009)
Anderson County Resolution (2009)
Greenville County County resolution introduced in 2010 and voted down
Colleton County Resolution (2011)
Richland County Resolution (2009)/ Commission (2011)

Master Plan

An increasing number of cities across South Carolina are creating Bicycle and/or Pedestrian Master Plans, which propose bicycle and/or pedestrian infrastructure.  Often created at the city, county, or regional level, the new SCDOT Departmental Directive for Complete Streets will implement these plans with state money if they are incorporated into regionally developed plans (happening now) that become part of the Long Range Transportation Plans of the MPO's or COG's (Metropolitan Planning Organizations for urban areas - or Councils of Government for rural areas).

A Master Plan can provide a comprehensive review of the policies, procedures, practices and planned bike/ped/transit infrastructure in your community. It may include new street and intersection designs, land use relationships, corridor plans, prioritization criteria, funding plans, road diets, and education programs.  Ideally, it involved good public engagement and input.

Through our Livable Streets Academy, we can help you advocate your needs into a Plan, funding and implementation.  Often Plans are contracted out, but we recommend contracted firms work closely with local staff to develop strong implementation and public engagement strategies.