On Feb. 4, 2021, the South Carolina Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall signed and adopted the SCDOT Departmental Directive for Complete Streets. Read our review here. The final policy is a national model in its power of implementation.
Since 2017, the South Carolina Livable Communities Alliance (facilitated by PCC) advocated for a state Complete Streets policy at the SC Department of Transportation – which would support the planning, designing, operation, and maintenance of public highways in a manner that provides safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation. In 2019 we successfully obtained SCDOT commitment for a Complete Streets policy, and that policy was drafted and revised throughout 2020. We worked with SCDOT towards the most robust policy possible, for South Carolina’s specific challenges.
The Alliance believes that all South Carolinians deserve to live in safe, healthy communities.
Complete streets or Multimodal streets make communities and neighborhoods more livable, by ensuring all road users of all ages and abilities —people walking, bicycling, driving, and catching a bus – can travel safely.