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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).

Complete Streets

Complete Streets policies can occur at the state and local level.  See our link for more information.  And contact us if you’d like help in advancing these initiatives in your town, no matter how big or small.


The 2003 SCDOT Bike/Ped Resolution comes with design standards. We are currently advocating with SCDOT for a Policy that implements the Resolution through a standard process, updated Design Standards, and uses a Safe Systems planning approach for sake of equity.


Locally, several complete streets policies exist, and many are listed below.  This list is growing, so in the event we are too busy to keep this page up to date, check this link too.

Location Policy Type (Yr passed)
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 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)
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. These are plans for developing bicycle and/or pedestrian infrastructure in a city, with emphasis on promoting bicycling and/or walking as a viable option for transportation and/or recreation.

A Master Plan presents a comprehensive review of the many policies, procedures, and practices – as well as the physical infrastructure of your community – that affect walking and bicycling. It will recommend ways your community can make bicycling and walking safer and more convenient, such as street improvements, parking facilities, new city policies, and education programs.

The PCC sees Master Plans as a vital way to improve bicycling, walking, and safety at the grassroots level in South Carolina. For that reason, at times (with few state legislative threats) we work with local entities to develop these plans and advocate for their adoption by local governing bodies.  Most Bicycle Master Plans (and some Pedestrian Plans) are contracted out to specialized firms, but some can occur in house with trained staff.

In late 2014, SCDOT compiled all local and regional Pedestrian/Bicycle Master Plans into one file for their use in state road maintenance, though the PCC’s continues to advocate for a state policy requiring they abide by these local plans, through an established process.

Below is a list of current South Carolina Plans that include bicycle and pedestrian components. contact Amy if you have any questions about these, or are interested in developing such a plan in your community.