Charlotte will close some streets to allow social-distance exercise during COVID-19.

Our Executive Director, Shannon Binns, was quoted in this article about Charlotte's new Shared Streets initative.

By Melissa Oyler, Charlotte Five

“We are thrilled that the city is joining the more than 100 cities nationwide in making more room on our streets for residents to walk and bike for exercise, fun, and transportation,” Sustain Charlotte founder and executive director Shannon Binns told CharlotteFive. “For years we have been advocating for a more equitable allocation of our largest public space — our street network — and the pandemic has made the need for safe streets for walking and biking more urgent than ever.

“We applaud the city for this step and hope the county will partner closely with them to ensure a network of shared streets in all parts of the city,” Binns said.

Read the full story here.


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