department of parks and
Bikeville is the City of Greenville's bicycle friendly community initiative. The
goal of Bikeville is to increase ridership, encourage bicycle use, expand bicycling
facilities, and provide useful educational resources to cyclists and motorists to
share the road.
Download Bicycle Safety
The City of Greenville’s Bicycle Friendly Community Initiative began is 2006 by a
City Council Resolution. The goal of a Bicycle Friendly Greenville is to
provide infrastructure, education, and outreach to increase the number of trips
made by bicycles. This will be achieved by improving our roads to accommodate
bicyclist and the creation of programs that encourage alternative
Two new B-cycle stations - at the Greenville Zoo in Cleveland Park and at Hughes Main Library at Heritage Green - opened in August 2014, expanding the bike share network to eight stations and 35 bikes.
Upstate Forever, along with other community partners, launched Greenville B-cycle
in the spring of 2013. The program provides
community members and visitors an active way to get around town. Bicycle docking
stations also are installed downtown at 206 S. Main Street, 215 Rhett Street, 100
W. McBee Avenue and 11 College Street. Two additional stations are at Sterling
Community Center, 113 Minus Street, and County Square, 301 University Ridge.
More info | Read News Release on 2014 Expansion
Bicycle Master Plan
The Bicycle Master Plan was completed and adopted by City Council in September
of 2011. The Plan is the result of a 12-month planning process, presenting
a framework to help strategize the expansion of the existing bikeway network,
complete network gaps, and provide greater transportation connectivity while
educating and encouraging bicycling throughout the City of Greenville.
View the Bicycle Master Plan
In 2013 The League of American Bicyclists honored Greenville with its prestigious Bicycle Friendly Community award for the second time. The application was carefully reviewed and scored by a committee, which also consulted with local cyclists in the Greenville community. Greenville’s bronze-level designation will encourage additional tourism and interest from the bicycling community, but still leaves room for growth as we continue to make Greenville even more bicycle-friendly. According to Bill Nesper, director of the Bicycle Friendly Community Program for the League of American Bicyclists, the award is presented only to communities with remarkable commitments to bicycling and is a national recognition of the City’s “tremendous efforts to create a truly Bicycle Friendly Community.” 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.
View a slide show
of some of the Bikeville initiatives
Bicycle Friendly Business Designation
Businesses can apply to the League of American Bicyclists to earn the designation
as a "Bicycle Friendly Business" for supporting bicycles in the workplace.
The City's Bicycle Parking Ordinance
is designed to encourage
development projects to include alternative parking methods that accommodate
bicycle travel. The Ordinance requires that any new development which provides
vehicular parking areas, provide bicycle parking at a rate of 10% of the
proposed vehicular parking. It also allows projects to substitute a percent of
required vehicular parking by providing additional bicycle parking, thereby
reducing parking lot areas. This Ordinance ensures that Greenville will continue
it's efforts to meet the needs of it's citizens and visitors while protecting
The City has recently installed Bicycle Racks throughout downtown.
See plan for locations
. For additional information on types of
Bicycle Racks and other Bicycle Parking Guidelines,
buses now have the capacity to carry 2 bicycles. Bicycles ride for FREE. Loading
the bikes is easy, just follow the directions on the rack, or view an
H3006 Summary of Bicycle Law Revisions
History was made for cyclist’s safety in South Carolina in June 2008. Governor
Mark Sanford Signed into law The Bicycle Safety Act, which amended Article 27,
Chapter 5, Title 56 of the 1976 Code. The Act is designed to provide greater
safety for bicyclists on South Carolina roads and to bring South Carolina
statutes into greater conformity with the Uniform Vehicle Code. This effort was
spearheaded by the PCC (Palmetto Cycling Coalition) and was supported by cycling
advocates statewide. Review a
Summary of the H3006 Revisions.
The new Complete
is an important step in the City’s Bicycle Friendly Community
campaign. It also reinforces the City’s commitment to improving travel
conditions and travel choices for people of all ages & abilities. The City of
Greenville is now committed more than ever to providing appropriate
accommodations for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders…while promoting
safe operation for all users.
Planning for and accommodating all roadway users makes everyone safer, including
motorists. Complete Streets have across-the-board benefits like improving air
quality and public health while providing transit options. The Complete Streets Coalition
cites one study that “found
that 43 percent of people with safe places to walk within 10 minutes of home met
recommended activity levels, while just 27 percent of those without safe places
to walk were active enough.”