Sustain Charlotte spent 2022 advocating for Mecklenburg County greenways and parks

We believe that greenways, parks, and nature preserves are fundamental to a healthy, vibrant, equitable community. That’s why we spent 2022 advocating for Mecklenburg County to create more of them. Continue reading

Charlotte participates in the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

On Sunday, Nov. 20, the city of Charlotte placed 205 pairs of shoes in First Ward Park as a visual display of the number of people killed in wrecks and traffic violence from 2019-2021. Sustain Charlotte participated in the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, and staff member Lauren Sawyers shares a personal story about why the day matters to her family. Continue reading

Sustain Charlotte's Impact 704 Academy continues with a deep dive on transportation

More than 50 people gathered for Sustain Charlotte’s second Impact 704 Academy session Thursday night to learn about transportation challenges — and plans — in Mecklenburg County. Attendees heard from experts at the Charlotte Area Transit System and the Charlotte Department of Transportation and listened to a panel discussion featuring local transportation advocates. Continue reading

Sustain Charlotte's Biketoberfest 2022: A little rain, a lot of fun!

More than 600 people signed up for Sustain Charlotte's Biketoberfest this year — and we had a blast riding with everyone through the Queen City on Oct. 30! Continue reading

Big changes are in store for the Charlotte Transit Center. Here’s what to know

The Charlotte Transportation Center is getting a major makeover in the coming years. The uptown transit hub serves as a central bus station and has connections to the LYNX Blue Line light rail and CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar. Charlotte Area Transit System wants to overhaul the station to make it more modern. As of the latest plans, that means either putting the entire station underground or going with a two-story option. Continue reading

Sustain Charlotte’s Biketoberfest is back for 2022! Here’s how to make the most of it

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  Fall weather is in full swing. Everyone’s getting into the Halloween spirit… And Sustain Charlotte’s Biketoberfest is here!  We’re so excited to welcome hundreds of revelers back to Biketoberfest this year on Oct. 30 to explore Charlotte in a scavenger hunt-style adventure that’s perfect for people of all ages and abilities. Continue reading

How the Inflation Reduction Act can help us reach our sustainability goals

  Editor’s note: This is a guest blog post from Sunlight Financial, a sustaining sponsor of Sustain Charlotte’s Biketoberfest in 2022.  Renewable energy is a key element in ensuring our country grows in a sustainable way. Recently, the U.S. government took a monumental step forward in the fight against climate change when President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law. Continue reading

The city of Charlotte outlines transportation and urban design priorities

Editor’s note: This is a guest blog post by the city of Charlotte, a sustaining sponsor of Sustain Charlotte’s Biketoberfest in 2022. The city of Charlotte provides services to more than 870,000 residents and is implementing strategic projects to promote safety, health, and quality of life. Continue reading

Impact 704 Academy Debuts with a Primer on Smart Growth

Sustain Charlotte’s Impact 704 Academy, an educational series about sustainable, equitable, and resilient urban development in the Charlotte area, kicked off on Oct. 6 at Camp North End with an introduction to the concept of smart growth and why it matters.  Continue reading

MTC moves to advance the Charlotte-Lake Norman Red Line

Longtime plans to connect uptown Charlotte to the Lake Norman area by commuter rail picked up speed again this week. Continue reading