Many communities across South Carolina have had success in creating built environments that promote active lifestyles, and in doing so have seen economic and fiscal benefits. Eat Smart Move More South Carolina (ESMMSC) has recently published a report highlighting the efforts of 10 communities in SC to become more pedestrian and bike friendly. This report is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather is meant to share successes from a variety of communities that range in size, region, and demographics. The projects highlighted also vary in size and scope, and range from creating walking trails, to improving sidewalks and bike lanes, and creating public bike-rental programs. These efforts can serve as models of success for other communities in South Carolina, and are important steps in both promoting healthy, active lifestyles and providing economic benefits to our state.
A copy of the report can be downloaded from the following link: www.eatsmartmovemoresc.org/pdf/Economic_Impact_Report_2016.pdf