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Creating Safe, Healthy Communities

Streets Built for People

Public Streets Should Be Accessible to Everyone.

The South Carolina Livable Communities Alliance 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

Jim Love, Advocacy Director AARP South Carolina

Kate Schaefer, South Coast Director, Coastal Conservation League

Jevettra Gardner, Project Manager, SC Disability & Health Project


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


  • Partners for Active Living, Spartanburg
  • Charleston Moves, Charleston
  • Bike Walk Greenville, Greenville
  • Midlands Transit Riders Association, Columbia
  • Upstate Forever, Greenville & Spartanburg
  • College of Charleston, Charleston
  • Sustainable Midlands, Columbia
  • Bicycle Advisory Committee, Hilton Head Island 
  • Metania, Charleston
Business and Hospital Partners

For profit state and local businesses that support our cause. 


  • Bicycle Corporation of America, Manning


  • Grand Strand Health, Myrtle Beach
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
  • Spartanburg Regional Hospital
  • McBurney Integrative Neurology, LLC, Greenville
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville
  • Palmetto Health, Columbia

By The Numbers

South Carolina Needs to Know THe Facts.
Studies show that improving infrastructure design, in coordination with repaving opportunities as systems age, improves quality of life through health, safety, 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 to provide a modern multimodal network of streets and highways benefits the state economically and improves the quality of life for our citizens. The mere existence of sidewalks, bike paths, and increased access to transit has positive effects on safety, physical activity levels, and access to economic opportunities.
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.