ESMMYC Input at York County Council Public Hearing

Mar. 25, 2021 (York County, SC) The ESMMYC and Bike/Ped Coalition advocacy groups gave public input into community needs. We asked that they support new developments that are designed to be walk and bicycle-friendly, fill in gaps, and provide funds for safe walking and bicycling pathways on collector and arterial roads. This would support local economic development, the ability of lower-income residents to earn and save money, safe alternatives to car transportation, and the health and wellness of all York County residents and workers overall.

Pennies for Progress Aims to Keep York County Moving

Nov. 11, 2020 (York County, SC) York County Pennies for Progress ensures ongoing road improvements. The Bike/Ped Coalition of York County welcomed Patrick Hamilton, Pennies for Projects Program Manager, to our November meeting. He described the program and its history, shared a map of Pennies projects and photos of project improvements, and responded to questions. Here is what we learned.

Status of County, City & Town Parks, Playgrounds & Recreational Facilities

Mar. 30, 2020 (updated Apr. 2) (York County) It is important for your mental and physical health to be active. What is the status of county, city and town parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities? You can take a walk or bike ride in your neighborhood, or head to a park in Rock Hill, Clover or York – maintaining a safe social distance of six feet or more and heeding Gov. McMaster’s executive order prohibiting gatherings of 3+ people.

Bike/Ped Coalition Advocacy Comment on New Interchange (Rock Hill)

Mar. 13. 2020  (Rock Hill, SC) The Bike/Ped Coalition of York County submitted feedback in response to “SCDOT’s Public Notification of a New Interchange Project on I-77″ asking the SCDOT to incorporate safe access for people walking, bicycling, and otherwise rolling (e.g., wheelchairs and strollers) into the planning.

Impact York County – Strive, Thrive, Stay Alive!

York County, SC (Oct. 23, 2019) Impact York County collaborates to empower our community through health and wellness. This “coalition of coalitions” unites York County participants to influence York County toward a healthier living. Impact York County partners meet monthly to help our community “strive, thrive and stay alive!” Learn how you can get involved.

New Youth Mountain Biking League Forming in SC!

York County, SC (Aug. 12, 2019) People have long mountain biked…but interscholastic mountain bike racing is a new sport! And the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is bringing it to SC in 2020. Are you interested in starting a team, being a coach, or having your child participate? Learn more about the SC Interscholastic Cycling League.

Setting the Standard: School District Wellness Policies – Food Rewards?

York County, SC (Mar. 17, 2019) Effective wellness policies support a culture of health within a school community by establishing sustainable, uniform practices and procedures that make the healthy choice the easy choice for students, staff, and families. Food rewards are not the healthy choice.

Open Community Use Toolkit Is Updated!

SC (Oct. 2018) Schools and communities throughout the state and nation are working together to increase physical activity by allowing free access to outdoor recreational facilities before or after school hours. Learn how you can make it happen in your community – read this toolkit, “Breaking Barriers to Physical Activity through Open Community Use.” Brought to us by SC DHEC and ESMMSC.