The 2013 Equality of Opportunity study ranked Charlotte 50th, dead last of the 50 largest U.S. cities for upward economic mobility of children born into poverty. Our households here spend an average of 26% of their income on transportation, versus a national average of only 19%. These are dollars that could be put to better use, particularly for low-income households.    

Sustain Charlotte advocates for a citywide network of safe facilities so that all residents can bicycle no matter where they live or where they want to go.  The mission is to connect everyone, no matter where you live, age, or ability to their job, place of education and cultural centers safely by bike.

We work with community leaders across the city to advocate for safer streets -- check out our work in these neighborhoods by clicking on the communities below!

Parkwood and The Plaza






West Boulevard 



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Foundation Supporters:

Our work is generously supported by the foundations and businesses below.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation • Wells Fargo • TransitCenter  • OrthoCarolina • Duke Energy Foundation • Parsec Financial • Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation • People For Bikes  • Blumenthal Foundation

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