Citizens voices needed to make county safer for pedestrians

Greenville News staff writer Anna Lee wrote a front page story for the June 13, 2013 Greenville News that centered on the compelling fact that 60 pedestrians have been killed in Greenville County since 2008.

Anna interviewed Bike Walk Greenville advocates Frank Mansbach for the article and Lisa Halo for the accompanying video.GV News 13 June

“Until there’s a public outcry, until the public demands better, we’ll have the same situation,” Mansbach said.

The Full story can be viewed here at this link.

Many County Council members have told Bike Walk Greenville advocates that the only way to get action is for Council to hear the same message from many of their constituents.

It is important for community members to tell County Council that we need a plan in place to start building more sidewalks and bike lanes.  Please contact your member and voice your support for infrastructure that includes active transportation!

Click here to get the contact information for your representative.

One response to “Citizens voices needed to make county safer for pedestrians”

  1. There is a continuing need for a walkable Cleveland Street Extension between South Pleasantburg (Highway 291) and East Parkins Mill Road. There is no way for our neighborhood (Gower Estates) to access any portion of the Swamp Rabbit Trail. We have to drive to the trailhead. The Mauldin Road bridge under I-85 is so dark it is scary and I would never park there to access the trail to Conestee. The trail there is not maintained and biking would be very dangerous due to sticks, acorns and other debris. Any help would be appreciated!


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