We have some exciting news! We are proud to share that the first half of the Uptown Cycle Track is going to be built a lot sooner than any of us thought -- i.e., IN TWO MONTHS, and in time to be explored by YOU for Bike!Charlotte Week and Shifting Gears!
We had a great turn-out for the second Shifting Gears event of the year at Resident Culture Brewing. Sixty-five people gathered to learn about how scooters can support biking and transportation choices in Charlotte.
Sustain Charlotte, in partnership with the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT), hosted the last Shifting Gears of 2018 at Resident Culture Brewing. More than fifty people attended the public action workshop to give their input on how to better Charlotte’s cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
Participants give their feedback directly to City staff.Read more
In September, a delegation from Germany came to Charlotte as part of a transatlantic dialogue on sustainable mobility, supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and facilitated by the German American Chamber of Commerce. The focus of the discussion was “walkability as the blueprint for smart cities and work environments.”Read more
Nearly 600 people explored South End and Uptown during Biketoberfest presented by the Charlotte Knights!
Thank you to everyone who made Sustain Charlotte's 4th annual Biketoberfest presented by The Charlotte Knights a success!
Before you head off on your Biketoberfest presented by The Charlotte Knights urban adventure on October 14th, make sure you have the route map on your phone! This customized Google Map will give you turn by turn directions in case you get lost along the way. You can download the map for offline use, too!Read more
Thousands of people filled the streets on Sunday, September 30th for Open Streets 704! We hope you had a chance to participate in this fun people-powered event that closed 4 miles of streets from Charlotte’s South End to West End. If you missed it, Open Streets 704 happens bi-annually, once in the spring and once in the fall, so you’ll get another chance.
Thanks to you, we had the biggest turn out to date for a Shifting Gears workshop! On Thursday, August 23rd, close to 70 people come out to Birdsong Brewing for an evening of bikes and fun!
The goal for every Shifting Gears public action workshop is for each attendee to leave with one action that they can undertake to help advance biking in Charlotte and one community contact to help them along the way. These actions can be anything from biking to work regularly, trying dockless bikeshare for the first time, or volunteering. Whether 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.
Summer in North Carolina is in full swing: long sunny days, temperatures in the ‘80s, and humidity even higher… oh, and for those of us at Sustain Charlotte, the chance to go back to summer camp! On Thursday, July 19th, we hosted a Sustainable Transportation Fair in partnership with the Progressive Baptist Church’s summer camp, YouthQuake!. We invited governmental departments and nonprofits from all over the city to Arbor Glen Outreach Center, to teach the campers about how transportation choices affect their health, safety, and community.