Community organizations hold ‘World Day of Remembrance’ for road traffic victims in Charlotte (WSOC TV)

Members of the Charlotte community came together to hold “World Day of Remembrance” for road traffic victims. A ceremony was held on Sunday at First Ward Park in uptown Charlotte to remember pedestrians and cyclists who have died on the city’s streets. The Charlotte Department of Transportation’s “Vision Zero” will be hosting the event, which has the goal of getting to zero traffic deaths by the year 2030. Organizers aim to bring awareness to those using the roadways but not using vehicles, such as those who walk, ride bikes or get around in other ways. Continue reading

Charlotte remembers lives lost to traffic crashes (South Charlotte Weekly)

Charlotte commemorated lives lost on city streets through a World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims event on Nov. 20 at First Ward Park. This year’s World Day of Remembrance expressed extra urgency as the number of people dying and severely injured in preventable traffic crashes in the U.S. is rising at an alarming rate. In 2021, 42,060 people died in traffic crashes in the U.S. according to National Safety Council (NSC) estimates. And 2022 is shaping up to be even more deadly, with an estimated 7% increase in people killed for the same quarter in 2021. Continue reading

Charlotte leaders commemorate 205 people killed in local car crashes (WFAE)

Charlotte leaders this past Sunday commemorated the hundreds of lives that have been lost on city streets for the "World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims." The day is meant to bring awareness to the alarming number of people killed and severely injured in preventable traffic crashes. In 2021, 42,060 people in the U.S. died in traffic crashes, according to the National Safety Council. So far in 2022, there has been a 7% increase in people killed nationwide compared to 2021. That trend isn’t reflected locally, however: After years of higher traffic deaths, Charlotte fatalities are down so far this year. Forty-two people have died this year in traffic wrecks in Charlotte. Continue reading

The City of Charlotte remembered lives lost from traffic violence (WCNC)

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year. Over 42,000 people died in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2021 and 2022 is shaping to be an even deadlier year, according to the National Safety Council. The city of Charlotte honored all of those who lost their lives while traveling on its roads. At the same time working towards making the roads safer for all users. Continue reading

Sustain Charlotte applauds voter approval of the bond referendum (South Charlotte Weekly)

With the passage of bond referenda totaling $226 million on the Nov. 8 ballot in Charlotte to fund the Capital Investment Plan for fiscal years 2023-27, Sustain Charlotte said the city stands to benefit from upgraded streets, bridges, sidewalks, and bikeways as well as an increased supply of well-maintained affordable housing.  Continue reading

Bike This Way (Axios)

Sustain Charlotte's 8th annual fundraiser returns tomorrow at noon to encourage folks to explore Charlotte by bike or on foot. Continue reading

See Charlotte in a New Way with Biketoberfest (WBTV)

Want to explore Charlotte in a relaxing, fun way? Biketoberfest allows participants to bike, walk and/or use public transportation throughout the city to visit curated destinations while collecting stamps in an event passport. Biketoberfest is Sustain Charlotte’s biggest fundraiser event that encourages bicycling for a healthier lifestyle. Continue reading

New bike lanes, businesses featured in Sustain Charlotte's Biketoberfest (WFAE)

Cycling in Charlotte is getting better. That's the view of Shannon Binns, Sustain Charlotte's founder and executive director. WFAE rode along with Shannon for a preview of Sustain Charlotte's eighth annual Biketoberfest. Continue reading

Sustain Charlotte announces route for 2022 Biketoberfest (South Charlotte Weekly)

Sustain Charlotte has announced the official route for the eighth annual Biketoberfest on Oct. 30. The family-friendly experience for people of all ages and abilities takes participants on a scavenger-hunt-style adventure through Charlotte to learn how easy and fun it can be to get around the Queen City without a car. Continue reading

Sustain Charlotte's Shannon Binns is featured on Recover's 'Be The Impact' podcast

Sustain Charlotte Founder and Executive Director Shannon Binns was on the "Be The Impact" podcast this week. Shannon talked to Recover Brands' Bill Johnston and Human Powered Movement's Adam Bratton about Sustain Charlotte's history, mission, and upcoming events.  Continue reading