Success stories

The following sections showcase successful programs from across the state. We hope that reading these success stories will help you learn more about what other regions and schools are doing to bring Safe Routes to School (SRTS) strategies to their communities and inspire you to do the same in your community!


In 2016, Safe Routes to School champions at Oakridge Middle School (OMS) in Clover, South Carolina, set a goal to become a Platinum level partner with the South Carolina Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Resource Center. While the school is located off a major roadway and not conveniently located to residential neighborhoods, the school identified the importance of pedestrian and bicycle safety education and physical activity for their students. 

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On May 3-4, 2017, the South Carolina Safe Routes to School Resource Center co-hosted the first South Carolina Mayor’s Bike & Walk Summit in Columbia. Collaborating with the South Carolina American Diabetes Association, Palmetto Cycling Coalition, Palmetto Conservation, and the City of Columbia, the two-day Mayor’s Bike & Walk Summit had more than 100 attendees on each day that networked and learned from experts from across the country and state on how to make South Carolina a more walkable and bike-friendly place. 

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Many have heard the story of the one teacher who wanted to make a difference in North Charleston, South Carolina. Katie Blomquist raised over $80,000 to buy bikes for each one of the students at Pepperhill Elementary in the Spring of 2017. The bike giveaway attracted the attention of Hollywood entertainer/TV & radio personality Steve Harvey and local businesses like Kickin’ Chicken and Affordabike. 

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These stories are only a part of the rich history of Safe Routes to School in South Carolina. See more in the Success Story archive.