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
May is Bike
Each May, the City organizes annual events to celebrate National Bike Month.
There are so many ways to join the festivities in May.
Learn More About Bike Month
Bike Valets Needed for Artisphere!
Bikeville’s Bike Valet, sponsored by the City of Greenville in cooperation with
Artisphere and Bikewalk Greenville, is looking for VOLUNTEERS! We will be setting
up during the event Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, from 11 am until 5 pm.
We will be located at South Main and Broad across the street from the Greenville
News. Bike Valet was an active and appreciated part of Fall for Greenville which
brought bike activists together for a fun and social event. Please come join us
B-cycle Rolls into Town
Upstate Forever, along with other community partners, will launch Greenville B-cycle in the spring of 2013. With six bike stations and
28 bikes, the program will provide community members and visitors an active way to get around town. Four bicycle docking stations will be installed downtown at 206 S. Main Street, 215 Rhett Street, 100 W. McBee Avenue and 11 College Street.
Two additional stations will be at Sterling Community Center, 113 Minus Street, and County Square, 301 University Ridge. More info
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 that was led by
Alta Planning + Design and a City Council appointed Planning Advisory Committee.
Staff from the city’s Parks & Recreation Department, Traffic Engineering
Division, Law Enforcement, Planning Department, Transit as well as the
Greenville Pickens Area Transportation Study served in a critical advisory role
during the project. There was extensive public participation and input
throughout the process that guided the project’s development. The Plan presents
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 Master Plan
The League of American Bicyclists has honored Greenville with its prestigious
Bicycle Friendly Community award. 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. Greenville was granted
the bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community designation for four years and the
League of American Bicyclists will provide the City with feedback on what it can
do to make Greenville even more bicycle-friendly. Announcement of the Bicycle
Friendly Community designation comes at an ideal time as the City plans to begin
a comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan study in January 2010.
The City submitted its Bicycle Friendly Community application in August 2009.
The application was carefully reviewed and scored by a committee, which also
consulted with local cyclists in the Greenville community. Communities are
judged in five categories, which the League of American Bicyclists refers to as
the Five Es: Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement and Evaluation &
Planning. A community must demonstrate achievements in each of the five
categories in order to be considered for an award.
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.”
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 following links utilize Google mapping technology and are intended to help
guide bicyclists along bicycle friendly routes. The hope is that you will use
the interactive maps to discover which network elements are most convenient to
your home, work, or frequented destinations. Our goal is to provide a convenient
tool that can be used to discover our bicycle friendly community. Each map link
will display a specific network type such as Bicycle Lanes, Greenway Trails,
Bicycle Routes, and Mountain Bike Trails. Maps can be viewed without a Google
account, however if you already have a Google account or decide to create one,
you can Manage and "Save" each map in the "My Maps" section of Google Maps. We
will be adding to these maps, so check back frequently to get the latest
If you have any problems with the following links or maps, send an email to
Please remember to ride safe, wear a helmet and follow the rules of the road.
Current Bicycle Lanes Map
Current Greenway Trails Map
Current Signed Bicycle Routes Map
Current Mountain Bike Trails Map
Current Sharrows Map
Overall Bike Network Map
View Greenville County's "signed Bike Route" maps
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.”