Local Advocacy Organizations in SC
Columbia and the midlands region
Midlands Transit Riders Association
Active & Accessible Community Transit (AACT) - West Columbia
Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island Bicycle Advisory Committee (independent)
Bike Walk HHI
Bike Walk Sumter
Wholespire also has a network of county coalitions. Some of these are currently working on active living initiatives or advocacy.
Is your group missing? Let us know.
Bike Collectives, Co-Ops and Community Orgs
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees
City of Charleston Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
City of Columbia Bike Pedestrian Advisory Committee
City of Spartanburg Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee
Aiken County Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Central Midlands Council of Governments Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee
City of Myrtle Beach Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee
If you’re considering starting a local organization, local Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, or Bike Repair Co-op, you may find answers in this Webinar or our advice for tips. In addition, staff is available to field questions (contact Amy here) or our Board with your questions, since we have vast experience and networks working in the local movement to improve the safety and convenience of biking and walking, and we hope to see more of these local advocacy organizations and Advisory Committees around SC.
Remember that an Advisory Committees cannot advocate, though they are essential for funneling public input into community planning. Advocacy organizations can advocate, educate, and do limited lobbying, even as 501-c3 non profit organizations.