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    ACTION ALERT: Speak up for McAlpine Creek Greenway Extension!

    A key greenway project is in danger of being canceled over the unsubstantiated concerns of some residents of Carmel Country Club. Please join us by calling on County and City elected and staff leaders to keep moving forward with the planned extension of the McAlpine Creek Greenway. We need YOUR help to demonstrate to County and City leaders that the anti-greenway opponents are a vocal minority, and widespread community support for this greenway project remains strong. (image: Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation)
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    Draft Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan Drive-In Community Meeting & Movie and Online Card Game

    Partner Post by the City of Charlotte The city is unveiling its draft Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan on Saturday, Oct. 31, at a drive-in community meeting and screening of “Back to the Future.” The meeting will take place in the parking lot of the Park Expo, 800 Briar Creek Road, beginning at 2 p.m.
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    Charlotte MOVES

    Partner Post by the City of Charlotte In coordination with the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan, the City of Charlotte is preparing the Charlotte MOVES Strategic Mobility Plan to guide the future of transportation and mobility in Charlotte.
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    ACTION ALERT: Speak up for the Central Ave bus lanes!

    Help Charlotte go the extra mile to ensure that the new pilot bus lanes on Central Avenue are a success! The new pilot bus lane that just opened on Central Avenue this week is already under threat as some City leaders and residents have called for its removal. Let's make sure it has a chance to succeed! Please join us calling on our City's elected and staff leaders to see the pilot through and help Charlotte's streets become more equitable for all of us.
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    Board Spotlight: Wil Russell

    Wil Russell moved to Charlotte in 2004 from Birmingham, Alabama. In his first decade living in Charlotte, he saw the city explode with growth--and not always in a positive way. 
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    Lanes just for buses and bikes coming to Central Avenue

    Charlotte just took a big step towards improving its public transit system and the equitable use of city streets! At their September 8 strategy session, Charlotte City Council unanimously approved CATS's plans to pilot a bus lane while preserving the existing bike lane on Central Avenue between the former Eastland Mall site and Eastway Drive. The plan was presented by CATS CEO John Lewis and Charlotte DOT Director Liz Babson. For the past few years, we've been advocating for Charlotte's leaders to make the bold decisions necessary to get people where they need to go faster and more efficiently on buses. We're excited to see such broad support for this project and we can hardly wait to see it come to life this October!  Central Avenue (current image shown) will soon be transformed! (image: Google maps)
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    Three More Shared Streets Added in August. Are there more that could be created?

    Image credit: City of Charlotte DOT Shared Streets Updated in Phase 3 On August 15, three more streets joined the six existing ones to give the City of Charlotte a total of nine Shared Street segments. The continued theme of giving people access to parks was expanded in Phase 3 as new connections were made. Could Charlotte be doing more with Shared Streets? Let's take a closer look at what other cities are doing.
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    Meet the intern: Anna Houser

      My name is Anna Houser, and I'm a rising senior at the University of Georgia. I am majoring in environmental economics and management. 
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    Why Lauren supports Sustain Charlotte

    Lauren is a rare native Charlottean. Aside from her college years, Lauren has lived in Charlotte for her entire life. “I can’t imagine going anywhere else, nor do I want to,” she says. “Until recently, I’ve taken the city for granted.”
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