Can Charlotte actually become become a bike-friendly city?

Our Executive Director, Shannon Binns, shares why we need even more protected bike facilities in Charlotte.

By: Ely Portillo (UNC Charlotte Urban Institute)

Cycling advocates hope the future of Charlotte biking is on display behind a row of plastic bollards lining Sixth Street - but they caution that the city has a long way to go.

Shannon Binns, Executive Director of Sustain Charlotte, said his group has been urging the Charlotte Department of Transportation to build a protected bicycle lane uptown for years. He hopes the mile-long pilot lane will spark more interest and show people that it’s possible to build bike infrastructure faster.

“It’s been a long-time coming,” said Binns. “I think it’s going to really help create some momentum for more of these facilities not only uptown, but across the city.”

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