K EY S TO SAF E BI CYCLI N G Always ride in the direction of traffic
Use bike lanes when safe & you feel comfortable doing so
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Wear clothing that is bright in color & visible at night
Have lights on your bike when riding at night
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Riding on the sidewalk is often against local law and is unsafe
Obey traffic signals and stop signs
Always wear a helmet
When riding in groups, ride two abreast Maintain & regularly inspect your equipment
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PALMETTO CYCLING COALITION Making South Carolina Bicycle Friendly for Everyone www.pccsc.net
The Palmetto Cycling Coalition B E A PART OF OU R M ISSION. B EC OM E A M EM B ER TOD AY .
MAKING SOUTH CAROLINA BICYCLE FRIENDLY FOR EVERYONE By providing access for all cyclists to roads & trails By promoting safety Through education on the importance of cycling for healthy lifestyles and communities
The PCC began in 1995 with a small group of volunteers. Today we have over 700 members and are the only organization that advocates for cycling at the state level. The Coalition promotes bicycling as a viable means of recreation, transportation, tourism and economic development in South Carolina.
For every bicyclist in the Palmetto State L O N G - T E R M G O A L S & K E Y S T O S U C CE S S
A F E W A C H I E V E M E N T S . ..
Promote implementation and adoption of statewide Complete Streets initiatives, Bicycle Friendly Communities, and Statewide BikePedestrian Long Range Transportation Plans.
Passage of H3006, SC Bike Safety Bill, in June 2008
Improve SC’s bicycling transportation infrastructure, promote bicycle friendly transportation policies and expand funding for bicycling. Encourage more people to use bicycles for transportation and recreation by emphasizing the health, environmental, economic and other societal benefits. Educate the general public about the rights and responsibilities of bicyclists and drivers sharing the roads.
‘Share the Road’ license plates & road signs Formation of Bike/Pedestrian Caucus in 2002 in SC legislature Bike safety workshops & law enforcement trainings Additions to South Carolina Drivers Manual & Drivers Exam Purchased & distributed hundreds of helmets
EVERYTIME I SEE AN ADULT ON A BICYCLE, I DO NOT DESPAIR FOR THE FUTURE OF THE HUMAN RACE. H. G. Wells
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SOUTH CAROLINA B I CY C L I N G S T A T I S T I C S … ● It is estimated that 300,000
South Carolinians ride a bicycle each year ● From 2000 to 2004 in SC there
were 2,574 motorists/cyclists crashes that resulted in injury to the cyclist ● South Carolina ranks high for
cycling deaths per capita: In 2005, a 3-yr analysis of bicyclist fatalities revealed an average of 17 deaths in SC per year