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SC lacking in bike safety

South Carolina ranks 49th among states for bicycling safety, according to a report from the Alliance for Biking and Walking. 

The report indicates that 2-point-1 percent of work trips in South Carolina are by bicycle or foot, but bicyclists or pedestrians account for 11-point-9 percent of traffic fatalities in the state.

The report, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is put together to highlight places that do a good job of investing in bike and pedestrian projects.

According to the report, South Carolina spends about 95 cents per person on bike and pedestrian projects, compared to the national average of two-dollars-17 cents per person.

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SC lacking in bike safety

South Carolina ranks 49th among states for bicycling safety, according to a report from the Alliance for Biking and Walking. 

The report indicates that 2-point-1 percent of work trips in South Carolina are by bicycle or foot, but bicyclists or pedestrians account for 11-point-9 percent of traffic fatalities in the state.

The report, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is put together to highlight places that do a good job of investing in bike and pedestrian projects.

According to the report, South Carolina spends about 95 cents per person on bike and pedestrian projects, compared to the national average of two-dollars-17 cents per person.