Cycling gets easier in a handful of Charlotte neighborhoods

by Emiene Wright (Creative Loafing Charlotte)

More bike racks are coming to a community near you. A simple metal rack holding five to 10 bikes may not sound like news, but the effects could improve the future of transportation in Charlotte.

The city is improving, with the adoption of Complete Streets and other policies that create a safe, comfortable transportation network for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit passengers of all ages and abilities, as well as motor vehicles.

"We're more aware of these things now, but Charlotte spent decades making it a point to move cars through the city as quickly as possible," Binns says. "Build in extra time to get where you're going so you can look out for pedestrians and cyclists. If you speed through an intersection, you're not really thinking about other users of the road."

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