Greenville Encourages Biking as Active Transportation

Did you know that the city of Greenville began its bike friendly initiative in 2006 with a City Council Resolution?  Over the past several years, Greenville City officials and residents alike have embraced this resolution.  Greenville received the bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community Award from the League of American Bicyclists in 2011. The League of American Bicyclists’ mission is to promote bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation and work through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.

As part of their bicycling friendly initiative, Greenville developed a Bicycle Master Plan that was initiated by City Council in September of 2011.  The 12-month planning process, leading up to the master plan, was guided by Alta Planning and Design.  In addition to an advisory board developed by City Council, there was extensive public input and participation. The goal of the plan is to expand the current bikeway network, bridge gaps in the network, and provide greater network transportation connectivity.  Additionally the plan encourages active cycling transportation and public education.

As part of the bike friendly initiative, the City of Greenville in partnership with Greenville Health System introduced Greenville B-Cycle in the Spring of 2013.  This innovative bike share program offers 6 stations and 28 bikes for use throughout downtown Greenville.  These bikes provide an active way for Greenville Residents to get around town. For more information about this program, click here.

In addition to providing shared bikes and bicycle docking stations, the City of Greenville encourages employees to cycle to work.