Since Hilton Head Island Bicycle Advisory Committee’s (BAC) formation in 2011, the volunteer organization has focused on promoting cycling, improving the town’s bike-pedestrian infrastructure, and achieving bike-friendly community recognition. By all measures, the organization’s collaboration with town officials and staff and the community at large has been a success. As a result, Hilton Head Island’s pathway system is now one of the town’s top amenities, and the town has achieved international recognition for biking friendliness and safety.
After more than a decade of volunteer service, members of the BAC Steering Committee have made several organizational improvements to ensure the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of the organization and are proud to announce a shift in focus to Bike Walk Hilton Head Island.
Because Hilton Head Island’s multi-use pathways serve both cyclists and pedestrians, and to address growing pedestrian safety issues here and nationally, Bike Walk Hilton Head Island will include consideration for the safety of pedestrians in its future initiatives.
As town staff primarily focuses on engineering and infrastructure, there are four other criteria on which the League of American Bicyclists judges applicants, including a new criterion, EQUITY, which has replaced Enforcement. Bike Walk Hilton Head Island will assist town staff in reapplying for the Gold Level Bicycle-Friendly Community award in 2023. Bike Walk Hilton Head Island will work with town staff on these efforts, including diversity, access, safety, and mobility for all.
Bike Walk Hilton Head Island appreciates our community’s continued support and collaboration. The volunteer members are committed to its mission for a safer and more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community.
Donations to support Bike Walk Hilton Head Island can be made through their fund at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.
About Bike Walk Hilton Head Island
Bike Walk Hilton Head Island (formerly The Bicycle Advisory Committee) is an all-volunteer advocacy group dedicated to bicycle and pedestrian safety, access, and education on Hilton Head Island. For more information, visit bikewalkhiltonheadisland.com.