Are you interested in helping make Charlotte a better city for bicycling? Would you like to learn what the City and others are already doing and work with them to achieve this goal?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, we invite you to join us for the next Shifting Gears!
On February 28, with support from the Knight Foundation and WeeklyRides.com, Sustain Charlotte hosted the first meeting in the 2018 series of public action workshops to propel cycling in Charlotte forward.
Here are some photos from our first event!
Over 50 people attended Shifting Gears. Following a presentation from CDOT’s Ben Miller about the City’s new five-year bike plan, we broke into small groups to identify specific actions that WE as community members can take to help transform this plan into reality!
Group discussions centered around the six elements of a bike-friendly city as defined in Charlotte’s new bike plan, which are: Equity, Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, and Evaluation.
Want to read what the group identified as their action items? Click here to see the goals that came from the first public action workshop. Contact Kate Cavazza (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like an e-introduction to anyone on the list.
Couldn't make it to the first Shifting Gears? Not a problem! These workshops are free, open to the public, and will be held quarterly. Whether you are interested in biking but haven’t yet started, a weekend warrior, or a daily bike commuter -- everyone has a part to play in helping realize our City’s new vision for bicycling in Charlotte!