Citywide master bicycle plan results released

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — The results and recommendations of a citywide master bicycle plan have been released and are available online.

Last year, Travelers Rest officials sought bids for the plan, saying that with the growing popularity of cycling in northern Greenville County, the city wanted to be as bicycle friendly as possible.

Developed by Greenville-based Alta Planning + Design, the comprehensive plan identifies facilities and infrastructure needed for cyclists.

According to the reports authors: "Continuing to improve the bicycle environment in Travelers Rest is a cost-effective way to further enhance the health and well-being of the city’s citizens, as well as enhance the community’s attractiveness to prospective businesses, employees, and visitors."

A total of 10 "priority projects" were identified, including along Wilhelm Winter St. (parts of which will be completed when the roadway is soon repaved/improved), Roe Road, McElhaney Road, Hwy. 25, Center Street, Poinsett Highway, Main Street and Hawkins Road. (See page 36 at the link below for the complete list.)

To pay for the master plan, the city applied for and received a grant from the Greenville-Pickens Area Transportation Study. The grant award totaled $21,783, and the city was required to provide a 20 percent match.

View the complete 2015 Travelers Rest Bicycle Master Plan here.