Despite what you might think, Charlotte is trying to be better for bikes. For years Sustain Charlotte has been advocating for safer places to ride in the city, and now Charlotte is working on creating a new Bicycle Network Map, which will lay the foundation for significant improvements in bike facilities. At our August Shifting Gears workshop, attendees had an opportunity to learn more about Charlotte’s process for creating its map, and to provide input on what should be included in it.
Vendors lined the street as thousands of Charlotteans came out to Open Streets 704 on Sunday, April 28th! People of all ages were able to enjoy car free day from 1pm to 5pm on a perfectly sunny Sunday!
We're so excited to see progress being made on Charlotte's first protected bike lane, on 6th Street! Check out the progress so far and watch a sneak peek of what it's like to ride the lane, below!
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