Palmetto Cycling Coalition


The mission of the Palmetto Cycling Coalition is to make South Carolina bicycle and pedestrian friendly, by improving safety, access and education, promoting livable, economically viable communities and promoting healthy lifestyles.

Website:http://www.palmettocycling.org
Matching Method:Dollar for dollar match on all donations up to $1850
Palmetto Cycling Coalition is the only state-wide organization in South Carolina that advocates to improve safety for those that bike and walk. We work through partnership and collaboration to improve education, enforcement, and street design. In 2008, we updated SC's bike laws, and then distributed 4 bike safety educational video-PSA's, rendering 50 million impressions statewide. Since 70% of SC roads are state owned, our organization is vital to empowering local bicycle & pedestrian movements. We fostered the highest number of bike friendly communities in the southeast. In 2015, we launched our latest legislative agenda, aimed at improving the safety of people that bike and walk and this continues in 2017. In 2016, we launched a 2 year campaign towards a state-wide Complete Streets policy, which requires facilitating a diverse partnership necessary to bring this ambitious and highly influential policy to fruition. We know this ambitious campaign will take years; however, we are optimistic about making SC roads safer for all of us.
First, we will use these funds to maintain a voice at SCDOT and in the SC House and Senate, in order to advocate for long term policy changes to make South Carolina a bicycle/pedestrian friendly state. Second, we will continue to promote and deliver programs for bicycle/pedestrian safety, education and a healthy lifestyle.