Complete Streets Policies in SC

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Phoebe Byers, MPH Student, Complete Streets South Carolina Campaign Coordinator

Why Adopt a Policy? •  CS Policies…

–  Change prac?ce and integrate needs of all road users into everyday transporta?on planning and design prac?ces

Why Adopt a Policy? •  CS Policies… –  Create a complete network of roads serving all users

Why Adopt a Policy? •  CS Policies… –  Save money; retrofit projects cost more in the long run

Why Adopt a Policy? •  CS Policies… –  Encourage innova?on and build poli?cal and community support for transporta?on design

Types of Policies 4% 22%

Legisla?on/Ordinance (47)


Resolu?on (94)


Tax Ordinance (3) Internal Policy (31)


Execu?ve Order (4) Plan (30) Design Manual (9)



Which Policies are Best? •  Typically ordinances, internal policies, or execu?ve orders are the most effec?ve because they have legal standing and therefore must be enforced •  While resolu?ons are common, they are not enforceable and therefore local governments are not legally required to uphold them •  Due to resistance, it may be best to begin with a resolu?on and work towards an ordinance

Complete Street Policies in SC


Policy Development

Town of Summerville

Working on Resolu?on

Town of Allendale

Working on Resolu?on

City of Anderson

Resolu%on (2009)

City of Greenville

Resolu%on (2008)

City of North Myrtle Beach

Land Development Ordinance (2008)

City of Spartanburg

Resolu%on (2007)

City of Columbia

Resolu%on (2010)

City of Camden

Resolu%on (2011)

City of Charleston

Resolu%on (2009)

Spartanburg County

Resolu%on (2007)

Richland County

Resolu%on (2009)

Anderson County

Resolu%on (2009)

Greenville County

Resolu?on voted down in 2010

Colleton County

Resolu%on (2011)

Comple%ng the Streets: Local Ac%on

City of Greenville Resolu?on # 2008-­‐49:

Complete Streets in SC Ordinances/ Resolutions in progress

City of Myrtle Beach City of Rock Hill Town of Summerville Town of Allendale

Ordinances/Resolutions adopted

City of Anderson City of Columbia City of Camden City of Greenville City of Spartanburg City of North Myrtle Beach Anderson County Colleton County Richland County Spartanburg County

As of September, 2011

Complete Streets Master Plans in SC Municipality Consultant City of Greenville GP Greenways Inc. Greenville County GP Greenways Inc. City of Greenville BMP Alta/Seamon Whiteside & Associates Spartanburg County BPMP Greenways Inc. Easley BPMP Alta/Seamon Whiteside & Associates N. Augusta GMP Alta ARTS/Aiken County BPMP Alta/Greenways Inc. LSCOG BPMP Alta/Greenways Inc. Fountain Inn Streetscape Study Alta/Seamon Whiteside & Associates Fountain Inn BPMP Alta/Seamon Whiteside & Associates Charleston-­‐Dorchester Open Space GP Greenways Inc. Easley Brushy Creek Greenway FS Alta

Complete Streets Master Plans in SC Municipality ARTS BPMP COATS BP PP Summerville BMP GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail Mt Zion Greenway/Fountain Inn Anderson County -­‐ In progress City of Anderson -­‐ In progress Town of West Pelzer -­‐ In progress Town of Pelzer -­‐ In progress Town of Williamston -­‐ In progress Lower Savannah Regional BP FS ARTS and Aiken County BPP

Consultant Arcadis Parsons Brinckerhoff Mary Alice Springs (Masters project) Seamon Whiteside & Associates Seamon Whiteside & Associates Seamon Whiteside & Associates Seamon Whiteside & Associates Seamon Whiteside & Associates Seamon Whiteside & Associates Seamon Whiteside & Associates Wilbur Smith Associates/Alta Wilbur Smith Associates/Alta

Changes to Code: Rock Hill •  Rock Hill does not have a CS Policy, but it does have policies, ordinances, and best prac?ces suppor?ng CS concepts •  Since the 1990s, city ordinance has required sidewalks in all new developments •  In 2010, the development standards were revised to incorporate certain CS concepts, including cyclist and pedestrian facili?es and traffic calming •  CS suppor?ve standards include curb bump-­‐outs for on-­‐street parking, narrower travel lanes, smaller curb radius requirements, and provisions for bike lanes and separate bike paths for certain streets

Rock Hill Progress

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