Sustain Charlotte supports changes to Charlotte's Streets Map

Throughout 2019 we've been participating in the Charlotte Streets Map Stakeholder group, which developed updates to the Streets Map. Here is the letter we sent to Charlotte City Council in support of the changes. Continue reading

How we're inspiring people to bike in Charlotte

If you follow Sustain Charlotte’s work, you know we’re big advocates for trying to bike or walk instead of driving your car. But we know that can be really intimidating for folks who aren’t consistent cyclists, or who are new to the area, so we try to do what we can to make biking more accessible here in Charlotte. Continue reading

High speed rail to Atlanta could become a reality

Can you imagine a trip to Atlanta in just over 2 hours? It could be a reality someday, but the Georgia DOT needs our input. Continue reading

Our top 3 tips to make biking with kids easy

Bicycle culture here in Charlotte is growing every day, but one of the concerns we often hear from residents is about safety. Especially if you have children with you, biking in Charlotte can be intimidating. But we’re here to help.   Continue reading

Here are the four Charlotte Future 2040 Growth Possibilities

The City of Charlotte has held three public meetings to solicit the public’s input on four possible future growth scenarios. The first scenario is called Business as Usual. It’s followed by three alternative scenarios showing possible growth patterns that could help achieve a more authentic, equitable, and integrated Charlotte. The best parts of each scenario can then be combined to create a Preferred Growth Scenario, and that is where YOU can help! Read on to review the scenarios and then take the City's short online survey.   Continue reading

Sustain Charlotte City Council Voter Guide

Sustain Charlotte invited all candidates running for Charlotte City Council to answer our survey questions about sustainability. Here's what they said! The guide is viewable as a pdf file. Use the "+" and "-" buttons to zoom in and out, and to compare candidates' answers. Early voting begins today, October 16. If you prefer to vote on the General Election day, mark your calendar for November 5. Click here to find early voting locations, your General Election polling location, and to view your sample ballot.  Sustain Charlotte does not endorse candidates. All Charlotte City Council candidates were sent the survey questions. 

How to make this your best Biketoberfest presented by The Charlotte Knights yet

Before you head out on the route for this year's Biketoberfest presented by The Charlotte Knights, here are few tips to make sure you have a safe and fun ride! Continue reading

Soon Uptown will have a bus/bike only lane

A bus/bike only lane is coming to uptown with the aim of reducing travel times and operational costs for buses. At the most recent meeting of the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC), Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) staff made a presentation on the upcoming 4th St Bus/Bike Only Lane Pilot and the related Envision My Ride Bus Corridor Study. Continue reading

What's next for Charlotte's Urban Future?

A quick update on the Center City Vision Plan, Streets Map, and Comprehensive 2040 Plan. Continue reading

Why we support more greenways

Last week, we gave a presentation to some members of the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners about the importance of greenways. Earlier this month, at our Grow Smart CLT event, we heard from residents who are mobilizing their neighbors to advocate for more parks and greenways. We wanted to share why greenways are so important and provide some recommendations for expanding the greenway network. Continue reading