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The LSCOG Bicycle
and Pedestrian
Regional Plan:
- Provides local and
regional goals for
improving bicycling and
walking (c...
LSCOG Regional Bicycle Facility Recommendations
Existing Bicycle and Pedestrian
Facilities in the LSCOG Region
Facility Ty...
LSCOG BiCyCLe AnD PeDeSTRiAn ReGiOnAL PLAn: exeCuTive SummARy | 3
Facility Example - Signed
Bicycle Route: These routes
ar...
Top Right: Specific recommenda-
tions were made for several high-pri-
ority areas across the LSCOG region.
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LSCOG Bike and Pedestrian Regional Plan Executive Summary

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Summary of the Lower Savannah bike and pedestrian regional plan.

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LSCOG Bike and Pedestrian Regional Plan Executive Summary

  1. 1. The LSCOG Bicycle and Pedestrian Regional Plan: - Provides local and regional goals for improving bicycling and walking (chapter 1) - Presents an in-depth analysis of existing conditions for walking and bicycling (chapter 2) - Investigates safety issues, future demand, and potential benefits of increased bicycle and pedestrian use (chapter 2) - Presents systematic bicycle and pedestrian improvements aimed at a variety of users (chapter 3) - Recommends programs, policies, and partner organizations to help encourage and grow walking and bicycling in the region (chapter 4) - Identifies potential funding sources and strategies for implementation (chapter 5) - Provides region-specific design guidelines for improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the region (appendix E) Project overview The Lower Savannah Council of Governments (LSCOG), with funding provided in part by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Guideshare Program, commissioned this plan to provide a strong foundation for the development of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, policies and programs in the LSCOG region. The Lower Savannah Region is located in the southwestern part of South Carolina and consists of six counties: Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, and Orangeburg. The six-county region comprises a total area of 3,981 square miles and contains a population in excess of 300,000. Bicycle and Walk Friendly Action Plans were prepared for the Cities of Barnwell and Orangeburg as separate elements of this planning effort. Executive Summary LSCOG Bicycle and Pedestrian Regional Plan Vision Statement: “The LSCOG Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan envisions a six-county network of safe communities, facilities, and programs for bicycling and walking that equitably support multi-modal travel, healthy lifestyles, and improved quality of life for all citizens, businesses, and visitors of the region.” LSCOG BiCyCLe AnD PeDeSTRiAn ReGiOnAL PLAn: exeCuTive SummARy | 1 Future benefits of Walking and Bicycling in the LSCOG Region Current estimated Daily Walking Trips 60,691 est. 2025 Daily Walking Trips 197,630 Current estimated Daily Bicycling Trips 3,862 est. 2025 Daily Bicycling Trips 28,324 yearly vehicle miles reduced 23,967,840 Dollar Figure of Quantified Benefits (Thousands) $69,724,801 Opportunities determined from field work and stakeholder input: Connections to schools Connections to parks, recreation Connections to public transit system Regional desire for bicycling and walking opportunities Opportunity to address childhood obesity many existing road facilities could be improved with sidewalks and intersection improvements. many roads exist that are excessively wide and can reconfigured for bike lanes.
  2. 2. LSCOG Regional Bicycle Facility Recommendations Existing Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities in the LSCOG Region Facility Type Total Miles Shared-use paths/ Greenways 59.9 mi State Bike Routes (6 total) 244.3 mi The Palmetto Trail 20.5 mi Soft Surface Trails 102.4 mi Blueways (1 total) 27.9 mi Plan Proposed Facilities Totals Facility Type Total Miles 2’ Shoulders 49.65 4’ Shoulders 158.32 6’ Shoulders 997.82 Bike Friendly Roadways excluding BFRs that are shoulder projects 1400 Shared use Paths and Greenways 76.91 Rail with Trail 50.06 2 | LSCOG BiCyCLe AnD PeDeSTRiAn ReGiOnAL PLAn: exeCuTive SummARy LSCOG Priority Bike/Ped Projects Project Street/Intersection Closest City Recommended Improvement 1 uS 78/ Heritage Hwy Connects Bamberg and Denmark 6-Ft Bike Lane/Paved Shoulder 2 uS 601/magnolia St Orangeburg 6-Ft Bike Lane/Paved Shoulder 3 uS 178/Charleston Hwy Orangeburg and Bowman 6-Ft Bike Lane/Paved Shoulder 4 uS 21/Rowesville Rd Orangeburg 6-Ft Bike Lane/Paved Shoulder 5 SC 33/Russell St east of Orangeburg 4-Ft Bike Lane/Paved Shoulder 6 uS 78 and SC 39 Williston, SC intersection realignment 7 uS 15 and SC 6 Santee, SC Pedestrian crossing enhancements 8 Lemon Park to Fuller Park Barnwell, SC Greenway 9 uS 278/ellenton St Barnwell, SC Add sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements 10 uS 178/21/ Whitaker Parkway Orangeburg, SC Add sidewalk 11 edisto Gardens Greenway Orangeburg, SC extension of Greenway north up north Fork of the edisto River 12 uS 78/ Heritage Hwy Williston, SC to Denmark, SC Construct greenway along rail corridor connecting the Cities
  3. 3. LSCOG BiCyCLe AnD PeDeSTRiAn ReGiOnAL PLAn: exeCuTive SummARy | 3 Facility Example - Signed Bicycle Route: These routes are recommended on roadways where bikeway signage and markings are used to increase driver awareness of bicycles on the roadway.
  4. 4. Top Right: Specific recommenda- tions were made for several high-pri- ority areas across the LSCOG region. As a component of this Plan, Bicycle and Walk Friendly Community Ac- tion Plans were created to specifically address the needs of the Cities of Orangeburg and Barnwell, SC. Plan recommendations Research has shown that a comprehensive approach to bicycle and walk-friendy communities is more effective than an approach that only addresses infrastructure issues. This Plan utilizes a multi-faced “Six e’s” approach to creating bicycle and walk friendly communities based on the recommendations of the national Bicycle Friendly Community program, administered by the League of American Bicyclists, and the Walk Friendly Community program, administered by the national Center for Walking and Bicycling. The six “e’s” include: engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation, and equity. enGineeRinG ReCOmmenDATiOn exAmPLeS On-Road Bicycle Facilities: paved shoulders, shared lane markings (sharrows), bike lanes, and signed bicycle routes Off-Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities: shared use paths and greenways, sidepaths, and sidewalks Ancillary Improvements: bicycle parking, speed limit reduction, bicycle and pedestrian access to transit, intersections and crossings nOn-inFRASTRuCTuReReCOmmenDATiOn exAmPLeS Education: professional development courses, adult cycle skills training Encouragement: Safe Routes to School, walk and bike for health program Enforcement: bicycle patrol unit, bicycle light enforcement, crosswalk enforcement Evaluation & Planning: bicycle and pedestrian counts, on-going crash analysis 4 | LSCOG BiCyCLe AnD PeDeSTRiAn ReGiOnAL PLAn: exeCuTive SummARy Project Stakeholders: Project Contact: Amanda J. Sievers LSCOG Planning Manager Box 850, Aiken, SC, 29802 P: (803) 649-7981 E: asievers@lscog.org Consultant Team: in association with Wilbur Smith Associates and Sprague & Sprague Consulting Engineers Proposed Crossing Improvements: Geathers Street at South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC Facility Example - Paved Shoul- ders: roadways with striped shoulders (2’ or greater) wide enough for bicycle travel. Safe Routes to School Programs encour- age walking and biking and help keep children active and fit.

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