Charlotte Outside the Car: A special event in partnership with the GreenWorks division of the Charlotte Chamber!

Join us, in partnership with the GreenWorks division of the Charlotte Chamber, for a tour of sustainable modes of transportation in Charlotte. We will ride the LYNX Blue Line and/or B-Cycle to 7th Street Public Market, where we will have a short program with networking. When you’re ready to leave, just ride the light rail back to the Scaleybark park-and-ride lot. You can find the timeline here.

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CONFIRMED SPEAKERS AND TOPICS INCLUDE: 

• Chris Clouden, executive director, 7th Street Public Market, will speak about the benefits of the rail trail and light rail to businesses, specifically the market. 

• Megan Green, air quality program manager, Mecklenburg County, will speak about why viable transit options are so important toward addressing pollution issues.

• John Lewis, CEO, CATS, will speak about the Gold Rush Street Car, LYNX Blue Line and Blue Line Extension, as well as impacts on development and future transit plans. 

• David Walters, Professor Emeritus, UNC Charlotte, will speak about the benefits of the rail trail and light rail to businesses, development and urban design in the area. 

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The cost of your ticket is $20 ($15 for Sustaining Members), which includes your light rail ticket and refreshments at 7th Street Public Market.

SCHEDULE:

Program 3 – 5 p.m.

  • Please meet at the Scaleybark light rail station no later than 3 p.m.
  • If you would like to cycle via B-Cycle for the second leg of the trip from Bland Street light rail station to 7th Street Public Market, please contact Branyn Calegar at branyn.calegar@sustaincharlotte.org.

Networking 5 – 6 p.m. with refreshments donated by Orrman's Cheese Shop.

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If it is raining, we will not stop at Bland Street and continue to 7th Street Public Market.

WHEN
May 24, 2016 at 3pm - 6pm
CONTACT
Branyn Calegar · · 9198244301

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