This is the fourth and final part in a series highlighting how the Strategic Mobility Plan could benefit Charlotte’s three E’s: the environment, equity, and economy. In this post, we’ll be covering how the plan could support Charlotte’s economy, cutting the costs of car dependence and boosting businesses.
The plan is designed to improve Charlotte’s public transportation system and make the city safer to navigate for people who walk, bike, and ride transit.Read more
This is part 3 in a series highlighting how the Strategic Mobility Plan could benefit Charlotte’s three E’s: the environment, equity, and economy. In this post, we’ll be covering how the plan could help Charlotte grow more equitably, helping residents commute safely and reliably without a car and increasing access to critical economic and health opportunities.Read more
A new LYNX Blue Line station may be coming to South End. We’ll walk you through the history of the project and the options that have been discussed.Read more
Plans to build a new commuter rail line connecting uptown Charlotte to northern Mecklenburg County are picking up speed. As soon as September, the Charlotte Area Transit System could be seeking approval to move forward to a design refresh.Read more
This is Part 2 in a series highlighting how Charlotte’s new Strategic Mobility Plan could benefit the three E’s: the environment, equity, and economy. In this post, we’ll be wrapping up our discussion on the environment, focusing on how the plan could protect Charlotte’s air and water quality.Read more
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be covering how the Strategic Mobility Plan could benefit Charlotte’s “three E’s”: the environment, equity, and economy. Up first, we’ll focus on the environment and how the plan could reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and help Charlotte grow more sustainably.Read more
Bus service needs to be fast, frequent, reliable, and walkable to fully meet the mobility needs of riders.
Unfortunately, Charlotte Area Transit System bus service has recently been anything but frequent and reliable for riders. As the Charlotte City Council’s Transportation and Planning Committee members learned this week, CATS has been short an average of 23 bus operators per day since May 1, with a daily deficit regularly approaching 40-50 operators.Read more
Last night, Charlotte City Council held a public hearing on the second draft of the Unified Development Ordinance, a set of regulations designed to set the groundwork for planned development in our community in alignment with the vision of the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan and other adopted city policies. Sustain Charlotte's urban design specialist, Eric Zaverl, addressed council members to support some aspects of the ordinance while asking for changes to others.Read more
It has been a while since we wrote about the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO, not to be confused with UFO), a 600-plus page document that the city of Charlotte has been working on for almost a year. On June 3, the city released a new draft of the UDO following the public comment period from earlier this year.
On Monday, July 11, Charlotte City Council will hold a public hearing on the second draft. Here’s what you need to know about what changed — and how you can still weigh in.Read more