(By Corey Inscoe, CharlotteFive)
Jordan Moore has a theory about Charlotte commuters: There are 5 percent of people who are never going to bike to work and 5 percent already bike to work. The other 90 percent? They could easily be swayed to ditch the car if given the opportunity, he thinks.
“A lot of those people are sitting in their cars, holding those steering wheels, looking at us (cyclists) going, ‘How do I do that?'” Moore said recently. “People look at Charlotte as this inaccessible thing and it’s like, well no, if you’re adventurous and you get out there and you’re curious, there’s already a lot here.
“The other side of that is, let’s make it even better.”
Making Charlotte a better bike city is a big part of Moore’s new role as Bicycle Program Director with Sustain Charlotte. The position was created earlier this year using a $204,000 grant from the Knight Foundation Cycling Fund, part of a two-year initiative to develop and promote biking in Charlotte.
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