Statewide Forum

NOTE: There was no Statewide Forum in 2017. Instead, the SC Safe Routes to School Program and its Resource Center tied into the Mayor's Bike & Walk Summit, which will was held in Columbia, South Carolina on May 4th and 5th, 2017. 


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2016 Forum Logo

The Second Annual South Carolina Statewide Safe Routes to School Forum took place at Irmo Middle School near Columbia on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The event attracted more than 80 participants from across the state. Participants heard from SRTS champions, bicycle and pedestrian advocates, SCDOT officials, and public health professionals on a variety of topics, including bicycle and pedestrian safety, ways to encourage walking and bicycling to and from school, and infrastructure planning and strategies.



Click here to download the Forum agenda.


APA South Carolina Chapter Sponsorship

The 2016 SC Statewide Forum was sponsored by the American Planning Association’s South Carolina Chapter


Vendors and Additional Supporters

YMCA of South Carolina Carolina Healthcare System                                   
SCDOT Occupational Safety and Health Office (OSHO) Palmetto Health Trauma Program
Operation Lifesaver Active Gamecocks
Palmetto Cycling Coalition National Kidney Foundation
SCDHEC Breathe Better (B2) Program


Think First SC – Columbia



Opening Remarks

  • Welcome from SRTS State Coordinator - Rodney Oldham  
  • Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking - Amy Splittgerber, SC Alliance of YMCAs


Session 1

A. EDUCATION: Pop Up Infrastructure

B. EDUCATION: Incorporating Pedestrian Safety Education Lessons

C. ENGINEERING: Seeking Infrastructure Funding

Session 2

A. ENGINEERING: Safety Assessments

B. ENCOURAGEMENT: Walking School Buses

C. EDUCATION: Roundtable  Events Being Held at School 


Keynote Address - Ian Lockwood, Toole Design  


Session 3

A. EDUCATION: Other Transportation Topics

B. EDUCATION: Hosting Bike Safety Events - Bike Rodeos, Bike Trailers 

  • Bicycle Rodeos: Sergeant Kara Pumphrey - North Charleston Police Department
  • Bicycle Rodeos - Cheryl Jackson, Safe Kids Sumter

C. ENGINEERING: Seeking Infrastructure Funding


Closing Remarks - South Carolina Safe Routes to School Resource Center


Past Forums

Curious about past forums? Click here for a list of downloadable presentations from the 2015 Forum.