Bike Lanes: SCDOT updated their Engineering Directive 22 to lay out how bike lanes are built into roads during repaving opportunities. This Directive specifically enables more opportunities for 4′ shoulders on the Interim East Coast Greenway route (until off road sections are made) and the 6 South Carolina cross state bike routes, and bike facilities from Council of Government approved Bike Master Plans. The SC/GA Coordinator of the East Coast Greenway, Brent Buice, helped us advocate for this!
Crosswalks: SCDOT made a new Traffic Engineering Guideline (TG-38) that expands opportunities for improved crosswalks. SCDOT listened to PCC and other members of the SC Livable Communities Alliance, as we pushed for more mid-block crossings and better, safer crosswalk design (“ladder crosswalks”). Keith Benjamin, City of Charleston Transportation Director, helped us advocate for this!