Action Alert: 
H.3656, the Complete Streets bill
March 31, 2019

Contact your Representative, and tell them:
Support H.3656 for Safer Streets!



Tomorrow, the House Education & Public Works committee will consider H.3656, the Complete Streets bill, sponsored by Charleston's Rep. Pendarvis, and supported by PCC and every organization listed way below.  

This bill would require SCDOT develop a state policy to enable safer, multimodal streets.
Please attend or email your legislator in support!

Tuesday, April 2, Room 433, ~2pm
Solomon Blatt Building, 1105 Pendleton St, Columbia

We are expecting a perfecting amendment that further refines the amendment that was proposed last week!

Contact your Representative before noon tomorrow:
  • Let them know you are a constituent,
  • Urge them to vote in favor of H.3656, to compel SCDOT commit to a state policy for safer streets. 
Representatives on the House Education & Public Works Committee:

Merita A. "Rita" Allison, ChairSpartanburg  County
(803) 734-3053,  Email
Robert L. Brown  
Charleston  &  Colleton  Counties
(803) 737-3170,  Email

Linda "Lin" Bennett  
Charleston  &  Dorchester  County
(803) 212-6948,  Email
Paula Rawl Calhoon *  
Lexington  County 
(803) 212-6954,  Email
Bobby J. Cox 
Greenville  County
(803) 212-6883,  Email
Jerry N. Govan, Jr. *
Orangeburg  County 
(803) 734-3012,  Email
Timothy A "Tim" McGinnis 
- Horry County
(803) 212-6935,  Email
Bill Taylor **
Aiken  County
(803) 212-6923,  Email
Chris Wooten 
Lexington  County
(803) 212-6897,  Email
Ronald "Ronnie" Young 
- Aiken  County
(803) 212 6917,  Email
Terry Alexander 
Florence  County
(803) 734-3004,  Email
Wendy C. Brawley 
Richland  County
(203) 212-6961,  Email
Converse A. "Con" Chellis, IV 
Dorchester  County
(803) 212-6871,  Email
R. Raye Felder *
York  County 
(803) 212-6892,  Email
Steven Wayne Long 
Spartanburg  County
(803) 212-6878, Email
Tommy M. Stringer *
Spartanburg  County 
(803) 212-6881,  Email
Ivory Torrey Thigpen 
Richland  County
(803) 212-6794,  Email
Richard L. "Richie" Yow 
Chesterfield  County,
(803) 212-6949,  Email

Then, ask your State Representative to cosponsor H.3656.  
Find your Representative by clicking here

In a major victory, not easily won, and definitely not over,  last week the SC Livable Communities Alliance coalition advanced H.3656 successfully through House E&PW Transportation subcommittee. It received unanimous support with an amendment.  This week it goes to full committee for its next vote.  

South Carolina's pedestrian and bike fatalities have risen linearly for the past decade, and we currently are 50% higher than the national average.  When it's known that street design & street culture greatly influence traffic fatalities, it's important we do something about it.  If every other Southeastern state has a state Multimodal "Complete Streets" policy, we can too, for the sake of fulfilling SCDOT's existing mandate to provide for the "safe transportation services for people.."

Thank you to the following organizations who testified or wrote letters in support of H.3656:
  • Municipal Association of SC
  • Columbia Development Corporation
  • SC Chapter of the American Planning Association
  • Palmetto Cycling Coalition
  • American Heart Association - SC
  • Coastal Conservation League
  • National Action Network - SC
  • Best Friends of Lowcountry Transit
  • AARP-SC (letter of support)
  • Charleston Moves (letter of support)
  • SC Alliance of YMCA's (letter of support)



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We are only as strong as the members that support us, so please donate and be a part of our efforts today!



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