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.
The City of Greenville's Bicycle Friendly Community Initiative began in 2006. The goal of a Bicycle Friendly Greenville is to provide infrastructure, education, and outreach to increase the number of trips made by bicycles.
Protected Bike Lanes
Following a months-long study on the feasibility of a protected bike lane in downtown, the city constructed South Carolina's first on-street protected bike lane. Completed in the spring of 2017, the lane runs along Broad Street between Main Street and Spring Street. The project was the culmination of a private-public partnership between the City of Greenville and Bike Walk Greenville, a non-profit, alternative transportation advocacy group.
Swamp Rabbit Interactive Map
The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 20 mile walking and biking trail, utilizing greenway networks and abandoned rail lines along the Reedy River to connect Greenville neighborhoods with downtown, Cleveland Park, Falls Park, Furman University, and the town Travelers Rest, SC. An interactive map is now available to help you explore the trail and plan your next ride!
In 2015, three new B-cycle stations opened - at the Greenville Zoo in Cleveland Park, Hughes Main Library at Heritage Green and the newest station at Fluor Field, expanding the bike share network to eight stations and 35 bikes. Upstate Forever, along with other community partners, launched Greenville B-cycle in the spring of 2013.
The program provides community members and visitors an active way to get around town. Bicycle docking stations also are installed downtown as well as other popular areas of the city. View a complete list of B-Station locations online.
The Bicycle Master Plan (PDF) was completed and adopted by City Council in September of 2011. The plan is the result of a 12-month planning process, presenting 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.
Rack n Ride
The new Complete Streets Policy (PDF) 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 and abilities. The City of Greenville is now committed more than ever to providing appropriate accommodations for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit
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% of people with safe places to walk within 10 minutes of home met recommended activity levels, while just 27% of those without safe places to walk were active enough."