September 17 Weekly Brief!

Are you looking for a fun, family-friendly event this fall? We've got it! Sustain Charlotte's 1st Annual Biketoberfest is on October 17th and you don't want to miss it! Participants will bike, walk, and/or ride to a variety of destinations in Center City and South End while obtaining stamps in their official Biketoberfest Passport. The more destinations visited, the more chances to win really cool prizes including a NEW TREK BIKE, generously donated by Trek Bicycle Stores of Charlotte! At 7:00pm, there will be an after party at Triple C Brewing with live music, food trucks, and more. Tickets are only $15 and include a 2015 Biketoberfest t-shirt, entry to the after party at Triple C, a beer, and discounts and prizes from sponsoring businesses! Click here to get your tickets now. This event is presented by: Triple C Brewing, Crescent Communities, and Passport.   Continue reading

September 2 Weekly Brief!

Attention people who can and do count! On Thursday, September 10th and Saturday, September 12th we are leading Charlotte's first manual bike and pedestrian count, and we need your help. This time tested method of gathering baseline data is a crucial step in our city becoming safer and easier for getting around by bike. Be the change, pick up the butterfly net of democracy, and join us in this important field work! All volunteers will receive a 50% discount to Biketoberfest on October 17th! Click here to RSVP today. Continue reading

August 26 Weekly Brief!

Let's move people, not just cars! At the August meeting of the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO), delegates from throughout Mecklenburg, Union, and Iredell Counties approved a list of transportation projects that will receive state funding between 2016 and 2025. Click here to read our blog post about the upcoming transportation projects that our local leaders voted to support! Continue reading

August 19 Weekly Brief !

Charlotte is about to begin a multi-year update of its zoning ordinance! This is a great opportunity for the city to plan for a growing population by aligning its zoning ordinance with its vision for vibrant, people-oriented places! Read our blog to find out what City Council members and staff said about the project during last week's Transportation and Planning Committee meeting. Continue reading

August 11 Weekly Brief!

We are excited to announce the official welcome our newest staff member, Jordan Moore! Mr. Moore has joined the Sustain Charlotte team as the Bicycle Program Director thanks to the generous support of the Knight Foundation.   Continue reading

July 29 Weekly News Brief

Join us next Tuesday, August 4, for our third Green Drinks Charlotte + Sustain Charlotte Monthly Mixer! We'll gather at The Liberty from 6:00 to 7:30 for an informal and fun evening of conversation and networking. There are no membership requirements and everyone is warmly welcomed. Last month, we featured our Silver Partner Greffen Systems (below) and this month, you'll hear from our Silver Partner, Pasta & Provisions, who will talk about their sustainability efforts. Click here to RSVP and invite friends. Continue reading

July 22 Weekly News Brief

With funding from the Knight Foundation, we've installed a fifth bike rack -- this one near a bus stop in the Northwood Estates neighborhood on Beatties Ford Road! Last fall, we reached out to five neighborhoods who had identified a need for more transportation options in their Sustainable Vision Plans that we helped them create. We then worked with them to determine the best location for a bike rack in their area. Thanks to Northwood Estates neighborhood leader Ronald Ross (pictured below) for providing the leadership to make this happen!   Continue reading

July 1 Weekly News Brief

Thanks to our generous donors, on June 19, we continued our sustainability training and work with West Charlotte neighborhoods! We held an implementation workshop for 18 young men who created messaging and art that will be featured on neighborhood traffic calming yard signs. Over the past year that Sustain Charlotte has worked with residents in the Reid Park neighborhood, we learned that their top sustainability concern is a lack of safe and connective transportation infrastructure for pedestrians and people on bikes. Youth from Reid Park and the surrounding neighborhoods gathered at the Arbor Glen Outreach Center last Friday evening to do something about this problem. To learn more about this workshop and its outcomes, read our blog!  Continue reading

June 24 Weekly News Brief

Thanks to the support of our members, we held a sustainability visioning workshop in West Charlotte last Friday. We had the pleasure of working with 18 youth at the Arbor Glen Outreach Center on issues of sustainability. After discussing the challenges that face their community, they created designs for traffic calming signs for their neighborhood. Continue reading

June 17 Weekly News Brief

We're so excited to be returning to the Arbor Glen Outreach Center this Friday to continue engaging youth as sustainability leaders in their community! If you missed our last update on our work with youth in West Charlotte neighborhoods, read our blog.  Continue reading