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Streets Built for People

Public Streets Should Be Accessible to Everyone.

The South Carolina Livable Communities Alliance advocates for a state Complete Streets policy at the SC Department of Transportation, that supports the planning, designing, operation, and maintenance of public highways in a manner that provides safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation.

Livable Streets

Not Everyone Uses a Car to Get Around.

The Alliance believes that all South Carolinians deserve to live in safe, healthy communities.

Complete streets or Multimodal streets make communities and neighborhoods more livable, by ensuring all road users of all ages and abilities —people walking, bicycling, driving, and catching a bus – can travel safely.

“Community is an activity, not just a place.”
Majora Carter

SCLCA Steering Committee

Amy Johnson Ely, Executive Director, Palmetto Cycling Coalition

Yarley Steedly, SC Director, Government Relations, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, Mid-Atlantic Affiliate

Robbie Kopp, Director of Advocacy and Community Access, ABLE South Carolina

Amy Splittgerber, Executive Director, South Carolina Alliance of YMCA’s

Phil Ford, Manager for Policy, Advocacy & Community Support, Eat Smart Move More SC

Omar Muhammad, Executive Director, Lowcountry Alliance for Model Communities

Jim Love, Advocacy Director AARP South Carolina

Kate Schaefer, South Coast Director, Coastal Conservation League

Jevettra Gardner, Project Manager, SC Disability & Health Project


Mayor Knox White

Greenville, SC

Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin

Columbia, SC

John J. Tecklenburg, Mayor

City of Charleston

Mayor Stephen J. Wukela

City of Florence, SC

Mayor Brandon Smith

City of Greenwood, SC

Blake Sanders, PLA

City of Easley Planning and Projects Manager, Mayor Town of West Pelzer, SC

Mayor Brandy Amidon

Travelers Rest, SC

Mayor Rick Osbon

City of Aiken, SC

Mayor Tim Goodwin

City of Folly Beach, SC

Mayor John Gettys

City of Rock Hill, SC

Mayor Foster Senn

City of Newberry, SC 

Mayor Barbara Blain-Bellamy

City of Conway, SC


Mayor David O'Neal

City of Tega Cay, SC

Mayor Harold Thompson

City of Union, SC

Mayor R. Keith Summey

City of North Charleston, SC

Mayor Mel Pennington

City of Hartsville, SC


Mayor Geraldene Robinson

Town of Eastover, SC

Mayor Clarence Hughes

Town of Ridgeville, SC

Mayor Francenia Ellis

Town of Furman, SC

Mayor Terrence Culbreath

Town of Johnston, SC


Mayor Elise Partin

City of Cayce, SC 

Mayor Brendon Barber, Sr.

City of Georgetown, SC

Mayor Rick Danner

City of Greer, SC

Mayor Lisa Sulka

Town of Bluffton, SC



Organizational Partners

Non-profit or community associations that support our cause.


  • Palmetto Cycling Coalition
  • AARP South Carolina
  • ABLE South Carolina
  • SC Alliance of YMCA’s
  • Coastal Conservation League
  • Eat Smart Move More South Carolina
  • American Heart Association, SC Chapter
  • SC Disability & Health Project
  • National Safety Council, Southeastern Chapter
  • Mission Readiness 
  • AAA Carolinas
  • Women's Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN)
  • Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition
  • SC Recreation & Parks Association
  • East Coast Greenway Alliance,  Regional Coordinator for SC
  • Palmetto Clean Fuels Coalition
  • SC Chapter, American Planning Association
  • Family Connection of SC
  • Transportation Association of South Carolina (TASC)
  • The Arc of South Carolina
  • South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development
  • Sierra Club - South Carolina Chapter
  • SC Recreation & Parks Association


  • Partners for Active Living, Spartanburg
  • Charleston Moves, Charleston
  • Bike Walk Greenville, Greenville
  • Midlands Transit Riders Association, Columbia
  • Cola Town Bike Collective, Columbia
  • Upstate Forever, Greenville & Spartanburg
  • Sustainable Midlands, Columbia
  • Bicycle Advisory Committee, Hilton Head Island 
  • Metanoia, Charleston
  • National Action Network of Columbia, Columbia 
  • Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit, Charleston
  • Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), Columbia
  • Charleston Trident Urban League, Charleston
  • Lourie Scholars, Columbia
  • Touch the Future Inc, Anderson
  • Upstate Transportation Coalition, Greenville
  • Columbia Development Corporation, Columbia
  • Vista Neighborhood Association, Columbia     
  • Downtown Neighborhood Association,  Columbia 
  • Apartment Association of Greater Columbia, Columbia
  • Citizens for Safe Streets, Spartanburg
  • Arsenal Hill Neighborhood Association, Columbia
  • Greenville Spinners Bicycle Safety Foundation, Greenville
  • Kershaw County Runners, Walkers, and Cyclists
  • Village Wrench, Greenville
  • YMCA of Coastal Carolina, Myrtle Beach
  • Pedal Hilton Head Island
Business and Hospital Partners

For profit state and local businesses that support our cause. 


  • Bicycle Corporation of America, Manning 
  • Generator Power Solutions, Columbia 
  • Commercial Fitness, Columbia
  • South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, Hartsville


  • Grand Strand Health, Myrtle Beach
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
  • McBurney Integrative Neurology, LLC, Greenville
  • Spartanburg Regional Hospital, Spartanburg
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville
  • Palmetto Health, Columbia
  • Soda City, Columbia 
  • Loci, LLC
  • ALTA Planning, Greenville
  • Yaffe Mobility Consulting, Rock Hill
  • Blooming Einsteins, Fort Mill
  • Bearden Josey Women's Cycling, Greenville 
  • Hunt Writes, Charleston
  • Elizabeth Marks and Associates, Inc., Columbia
  • R&D Jess Enterprises, LLC, Charleston

By The Numbers

South Carolina Needs to Know The Facts.

Studies show that improving infrastructure design, in coordination with repaving opportunities as systems age, enables safer streets and then improved health, livability, transportation equity, economic growth and sustainability.


The SC Livable Communities Alliance supports a state Multimodal policy that:

Integrates state roads with local streets, with national standards.
Coordinates between state, regional and local planning.
Ensures your mode of transportation is just as safe as all the others
Honors urban as well as rural interests
Moves our state towards a higher quality of life
Invests in long-term state priorities
Integrates with Federal Highway Administration safety performance
Improves SCDOT processes and street designs

moving forward

Working Toward Our Future.

Our Alliance seeks a policy that better enables a modern, multimodal network of streets and highways, benefitting the state economically and improving the quality of life for our citizens. 

There has been a national and global trend toward increased bicycle and pedestrian activity, and we see the same increase in demand in South Carolina.

Join us in our initiative to bring a multimodal policy to South Carolina, so we can see a healthier, safer, more equitable and economicaly sustainable state. Let's get started.