Date of Award


Document Type

Terminal Project

Degree Name

Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP)


Planning and Landscape Architecture


The development of the Town of Summerville Bicycle Plan began in the fall of 2009 when a Clemson City and Regional Planning master’s student approached the Town Planning Department and offered to develop a bicycle plan for the Town so as to satisfy her master’s degree terminal project requirement. The timing was ripe for the Town of Summerville to have a bicycle master plan as public and political support for increasing the quality of the Town’s bicycling environment had been building in recent years. An application to receive national recognition as a League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Community was already in the works at the time of this plan’s development. Summerville was already well on its way towards receiving Bicycle Friendly Community status, it just needed a plan to help guide its next steps to achieve this goal.

Given the time constraints, public input for this plan was not able to be conducted beyond having the Town Planning and Engineering Departments staff and the members of the Town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee forward questions and maps needing input to the members of the Greater Summerville Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition, the Summerville Cyclists recreational cycling club members, and other potentially interested parties. The purpose of this plan is to serve as a starting point from which it can be revised and updated after receiving additional public comment and as circumstances change over time.