New renderings: See the pedestrian bridge that’ll connect Uptown to South End

Currently, the 3.5-mile rail running from South End into Uptown comes to an awkward and abrupt end near Spectrum News. To get into Uptown, you have to climb up a flight of stairs, walk along a sidewalk on Morehead and cross a bridge over 277. Continue reading

Better street design is no panacea for traffic deaths

Earlier this fall, the Charlotte City Council discussed the rise in traffic fatalities, both for pedestrians and people in cars and trucks. Continue reading

Head to Biketoberfest this weekend: Who knows? You may find love

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Biketoberfest is a way to get exercise and raise money for a good cause. As one couple proved, it can also be the place where you find the love of your life. Continue reading

Your 5-minute guide to the best things to do in Charlotte | Oct. 22-28

Get active during Biketoberfest. This scavenger-hunt-style event will take cyclists on an extended route to showcase Charlotte’s new bike infrastructure. This year, the Biketoberfest route extends beyond Center City and South End, so you can visit neighborhoods that may be new to you, such as NoDa, Optimist Park, Midtown and Villa Heights. After a day of cycling, head to Triple C Brewing for the after party. 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $35, free for children under 18 if accompanied by a registered adult. Check in at Triple C Brewing, 2832 Griffith St. Continue reading

Nonprofit working to make Charlotte a more bike-friendly, pedestrian-friendly city

Walkscore.com ranks Charlotte as the 49th most walkable large city in the U.S. That's not great. And they cite a lack of bike lanes as another issue. But Sustain Charlotte is seeking solutions, one neighborhood at a time. Continue reading

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

Why it matters that many of us in Charlotte are bad at recycling

Charlotte wants to become a more sustainable city even as it grows — and recycling is one important way to cut down on the generation of greenhouse gases. But inefficient recycling practices are costly, and they strain an already busy recycling system. Read the Axios article to learn more about this important sustainability issue.  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