Replacing four-wheeled commutes with two: Sustain Charlotte hopes to promote biking to work

(by Ely Portillo, Charlotte Observer)

“Bike-friendly” is a big buzzword these days, with new apartments touting their bicycle workshops, bike-sharing programs spreading and events scheduled this month to promote biking to work as an alternative in car-centric Charlotte.

And though the automobile is by far Charlotte’s most popular mode of transportation, Jordan Moore hopes to turn biking from a recreational activity associated with Spandex-clad weekend warriors into something much more basic: a simple, safe, viable way to get from Point A to Point B.

Moore is the new bicycle program director for Sustain Charlotte, a nonprofit founded by Shannon Binns to encourage green development patterns and practices.

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