Prioritizing projects is an important part of implementing a network of bicycle facilities. A list of the top priority bikeway projects are found in this section along with prioritized project lists for interior campus roads, forest and exterior campus roads, shared use paths and mountain bike trails. Addressing implementation for intersection, bicycle parking, trailhead and wayfinding is also included.
The implementation of bikeways can occur as designated bikeway project pieces as well as a part of repaving, road widening and building site construction and repair projects. Updating roadways to accommodate bicycles according to the plan may make sense during general road construction projects. Installing bikeways on several roads at the same time should also be considered. For example, the cost of pavement markings on shared roadways is relatively small, and developing a plan to mark several roads at once will keep the cost of labor down. Implementing the bikeway network should occur over time, as project scheduling and budgets allow.Even though the lists found in this section have been prioritized, completing a bikeway project when a roadway is ripe for resurfacing should not be overlooked just because others with a higher priority have not been installed. The lists are meant to guide bikeway development, and not necessarily as a hard and fast rule.
The University and SCDOT will be the implementing agencies on many roads at the University. Many of the major roads, like Perimeter Road and Old Greenville Hwy, are part of the SCDOT maintenance system. The two agencies will need to coordinate development and on-going maintenance. The University may need to work with the Army Corps of Engineers for any proposed projects that run along the water front. Maintenance on other roads like Williamson and McMillan is covered by the University.
Bikeway facility improvements for roads in the North and South pieces of the Clemson Experimental Forest will be different. In the South Forest, Queens Road and Fant’s Grove Road are maintained by SCDOT. Implementation along the roadway will need to be coordinated between Clemson University and SCDOT. In the North Forest, Old Six Mile and Old Jewell Bridge Road are maintained by Pickens County. Any improvements along these roadways will need to be coordinated between Clemson University and Pickens County. The map to the right outlines state and county road maintenance, as they fall within the boundaries of University properties on proposed bikeways.