Made possible through a recent grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) worked to increase pedestrian planning efforts throughout the state through a project called South Carolina Prevention and Health Across Systems and Environments (SC PHASE).
Sixteen communities participated in an effort led by Alta and DHEC. The SC PHASE Pedestrian Planning project was a 3-year project to develop pedestrian plans for sixteen communities in specific counties throughout the state. Beyond the basic tenets of walkability and pedestrian safety, key elements of the program initiative are:
- Equity-based planning
- Community engagement
- Safe pedestrian access to healthy foods