LiveWell Greenville supports transportation and public transit agencies with tools to develop a more complete system that fosters healthy living.
- More options for residents who want to walk or ride a bicycle
- Additional bicycle racks and signage
- Expanded greenways and trail networks
- Increased availability of public transportation
- Safer routes for children to walk and bike to school
People of all ages and abilities should have safe, reliable access to work, to school , to the grocery store and other destinations. Transportation networks, both public and active, play an important role in supporting the health of residents. While Greenville is making progress in expanding public and active transit options, these networks are not sufficient in all areas. Obstacles to improved transit systems include availability of funding, lack of consistency among policies in various jurisdictions, lack of awareness and education about beneficial programs and policies, and political challenges. LiveWell Greenville offers a variety of tools to assist public and private organizations in their efforts to improve transit for Greenville County residents.
How will transportation planning help residents LiveWell?
- Residents will be able to run errands and commute on foot, by bike, or on Greenlink
Several jurisdictions in Greenville County have made pedestrian and bicycle facilities a priority. These areas are working to add bike lanes, sidewalks, lighting, and other features to make active transit a safer and more appealing option for residents. Greenlink, through its recently adopted Transit Vision and Master Plan, has outlined short- and long-term strategies to improve the availability and level of service of its public transit operation. Greenlink will restructure routes and add stops and shelters in some areas to better accommodate the needs of residents. LiveWell Greenville also encourages employers to educate their employees about incentives for utilizing public transit.
Partners: South Carolina Department of Transportation, Greenville County, municipalities, neighborhood associations
- More Greenville County children will be able to walk to school safely
Greenville County has received national recognition for its efforts in assisting Fountain Inn Elementary School with a successful Safe Routes to School project. LiveWell Greenville will support additional schools as they work to give more young people the option to walk or bike to and from school. New safety features, parent-organized walks to school, bike-sharing programs, additional personnel and increased neighborhood awareness can all contribute to a safer environment for students.
Partners: SC Safe Routes to School Resouce Center, Greenville County schools, South Carolina Department of Transportation, neighborhood organizations
- Neighborhood groups and residents will become more involved in the transportation planning process
Plans need community support and ideas in order to be effective. LiveWell Greenville will support local agencies in their outreach efforts to neighborhood groups and residents through opportunities such as neighborhood social events and school events. Local leaders will meet with neighborhoods to increase understanding of the processes and policies of local transportation agencies and encourage more participation.
Partners: Neighborhood organizations, Greenville County, municipalities