Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the more than 50 people who responded to our action alert by emailing or calling their Charlotte City Council members to voice support for a complete sidewalk network.
Together, we did it! At last night's meeting, Council voted 9-2 in support of two amendments to the sidewalk ordinance that close critical loopholes. The amendments will ensure that quality sidewalks are built when re-development occurs on high-traffic streets.
Quality sidewalks support all street users! (photo from Charlotte WALKS Plan)
You can view the video of Council's discussion prior to the vote (sidewalk presentation begins at 1:45).
Walkable communities enjoy tangible health, safety, equity, economic, and environmental benefits. Our elected leaders have taken a critical step forward by laying a clear foundation for building a connected sidewalk network that provides a safe, inviting, and useful walking experience for all Charlotteans!
We encourage you to take a moment to thank them for their support.