SC Livable Streets Academy
Many areas of our state benefit from strong local advocacy movements and local / regional planning staff, but too many areas of our state are unsafe AND lack the local leverage. This program aims to help locally-driven projects come to fruition, by feeding the knowledge, power base, and funding capacity of local leaders.
Since SCDOT adopted its state Complete Streets policy in early 2021, work remains to grow local public engagement for active mobility. While the new SCDOT Complete Streets policy is powerful in its promise of standard funding, the SC Livable Streets Academy is being created to formalize the assistance we give communities and neighborhoods to obtain funding for their safe mobility needs.
The Livable Streets Academy is structured to provide Hosted Webinars, partnering with our SC Livable Communities Alliance, to the public at large. These will be followed by a request for brief applications for further one-on-one meetings and customized trainings. The goal is accessing all levels of public funding for safer biking, walking, mobility, and active transportation & recreation. The new federal infrastructure law significantly increased an already ample amount of transportation funding, in addition to increased opportunities for recreational facilities funding. A new state law (S.152) has also paved the way for additional opportunities of the latter.
We look forward to bringing this exciting new outreach program statewide, summer 2022! Contact us for more information today.