Streets Built For People.
edit: April 10, 2018
The SC Livable Communities Alliance is launching a campaign for streets built for people. This campaign for livable streets, built for people, is a collaboration between the Palmetto Cycling Coalition, AARP-SC, Eat Smart Move More SC, the SC Alliance of YMCA’s, American Heart Association-SC, ABLE South Carolina, Coastal Conservation Coalition, and SC Disability & Health Project.
While facilitated by the PCC, the goals of the campaign are intentionally focused on a broader set of missions, for more effective engagement and policy making. Livable streets – which are accessible to people walking, bicycling, and catching the bus – have better outcomes in safety, health, equity, and economic sustainability. Dozens of communities throughout our state are engaged in improving streets and public spaces for a better quality of life, we all are left with the same persistent challenge: our state owned streets. How can we get SCDOT to put in a sidewalk, a street tree, or a safer intersection?
- 70 percent of our roads are state owned,
- over 90 percent of our pedestrian and bicycle fatalities exist on those roads,
- but SCDOT has yet to program a real commitment to serve the needs of people walking and biking