New Parkwood Avenue Bike Lanes Open

Advocates have been lobbying for improved pedestrian infrastructure along Parkwood Avenue since Al Gorman was struck and killed while riding a bike on the road in 2015.  Continue reading

City Of Charlotte Celebrates Grand Opening Of Separated Bike Lanes On Parkwood Avenue

On Friday, the City of Charlotte celebrated the grand opening of new bike lanes on Parkwood Avenue that will improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists. Continue reading

City of Charlotte unveils new bike lanes on Parkwood Avenue

“This segment of Parkwood has been transformed from a dangerous road for moving cars to a complete street that will be safer for all users: pedestrians, cyclists, bus riders and drivers,” said Shannon Binns, founder and executive director with Sustain Charlotte, in a news release. “We are thrilled that the city has responded to the community’s plea for safety as we know it will result in a dramatic reduction, if not elimination, of lost lives and serious injuries on this road. We will continue to partner with residents and the city to bring safer streets like this to all neighborhoods.” Continue reading

Biketoberfest is coming back to Charlotte

WBTV's [email protected] recently interviewed our Director of Engagement + Impact Meg Fencil about the fun that awaits Biketoberfest participants this year on October 24th.  Continue reading

Biketoberfest is oh, so Charlotte: Explore the city by bike, then go to a brewery.

Sustain Charlotte’s Biketoberfest event is back and will be held on Oct. 24 this year, with an extended route that will show off Charlotte’s new bike infrastructure. You’ll also get to see bike-accessible local businesses, parks and greenways. Continue reading

CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar officially up and running

This morning, WBTV interviewed our Executive Director Shannon Binns about the newly opened Phase 2 of the CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar connecting the Elizabeth neighborhood and the Historic West End. Continue reading

A new mindset: Developing more sustainable practices

Our Executive Director Shannon Binns recently moderated a panel on the topic of sustainability hosted by the Charlotte Business Journal.  Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Congressional Action On Transit Funding Could Transform Economic Opportunity In North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Charlotte, NC (July 28, 2021) - A new report released today by the Alliance for a Just Society shows that if Congress acts this summer to fully fund public transit — including operational funds — North Carolina would see significant economic and environmental benefits. Continue reading

Why Charlotte Desperately Needs Mobility Transformation To Survive

Charlotte Stories shared Sustain Charlotte's recent statement about the importance of investing in the Transformational Mobility Network.  "Expeditious development of the Transformational Mobility Network (TMN) – with interconnected mobility options to serve everyone – is essential to a strong and sustainable future for the Charlotte area." Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: City Council Adopts Policy to End Exclusionary Single-Family Zoning in New Comprehensive Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Charlotte, NC (June 29, 2021) - At the Charlotte City Council meeting on June 21 in a 6-5 vote, Council approved the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan Policy. By doing so, Charlotte became the first city in the South and one of the largest cities in the nation to take such a decisive step towards ending exclusionary single-family zoning. Continue reading