(by Scott Jensen, Charlotte Stories)
"Charlotte’s Department of Transportation recently launched a new study they’re calling “Uptown Connects,” to examine how they link up parks and greenways to make it as easy as possible for non-motorized commuting all around the center city region...One of the major goals of the study is to determine if the city should install dedicated bike lanes on one or more streets in Uptown...
Local nonprofit group Sustain Charlotte are the main proponents pushing for the new isolated lanes that would connect multiple green-ways and offer and easy and safe path to ride through our city.
'There are protected bike lanes are being built all over the country, and we don’t have any yet in Charlotte, and we think it’s time that we have them too,' remarked Sustain Charlotte’s executive director Shannon Binns."
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