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
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
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 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.
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
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
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