We are excited to have recently received a grant from AARP to help connect the neighborhoods of Charlotte’s North End with trails and signage. North End has the lowest street connectivity index and sidewalk availability for areas surrounding Uptown Charlotte. Gaps in the sidewalk network and lack of crosswalks put people in danger and prevent them from walking and biking.
As part of this process, we've taken several groups to walk sections of Statesville Ave to assess conditions that currently make it difficult for people who live and/or work in the surrounding neighborhoods to get around safely without a car. Participants make observations about the condition of sidewalks and crosswalks, distances between safe crossing locations, conditions at bus stops, driver and pedestrian behavior, and more.
We are excited to work with NECC to install trails and signage by the end of October!
Students from Providence Day School on a recent walkability tour.
Sustain Charlotte's active transportation partnership with NECC is supported by Aetna Foundation and AARP.