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

When people choose to commute cleanly, it has an impact

Every year we proudly partner with CATS and Charlotte Area NC Air Awareness to promote the Clean Commute Challenge. Check out the impact the initiative had in 2019! Continue reading

Commuting car-free can be freeing

Sunday may have been World Car-Free Day, but for our team, it's more than just one day a year. Continue reading

Three things to know when you ask for more parks and greenways

We were thrilled to see the level of enthusiasm for parks and greenways that was demonstrated at our recent Grow Smart CLT event. Continue reading

What can Charlotte learn from a city where over half of trips are taken by walking, bicycling and transit?

This past week our Executive Director Shannon Binns, Program Director Meg Fencil, and Urban Design Consultant Eric Zaverl traveled to Vancouver to attend the annual Rail~Volution conference. We were joined by many other Charlotteans including staff from Charlotte DOT, CATS, the Planning Department, and a number of consultants.  Continue reading

Adding our support for Zero Emission Vehicles

Sustain Charlotte joined several organizations including Southern Environmental Law Center, Environment North Carolina, Clean Air Carolina, North Carolina Housing Coalition, and North Carolina Justice Center in submitting a public comment letter on NCDOT's draft Zero-Emission Vehicle ("ZEV") Plan.  Continue reading

Here's the recommended alignment for light rail to Pineville and Ballantyne

At last week's Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) meeting, CATS staff shared their recommendations for extending the LYNX Blue Line light rail to Pineville and Ballantyne. Read on to learn details of the proposed alignment and how CATS used public input to guide their recommendations!  (CATS staff recommendations for light rail (blue) and bus rapid transit (red). (image: CATS) Continue reading