For Steve Yaffe, volunteering with Sustain Charlotte is more than just something to do—it’s part of his lifelong passion for transit and the quality of life improvements that come from well-designed mobility systems.Read more
Public transit is an essential service that connects people to jobs, food, medical care, and other services. Since the pandemic began, CATS' staff leadership and governing board have been working to adjust their service and budget to ensure that drivers and passengers are protected, and that transportation needs are met -- now and in the future.Read more
Help Charlotte go the extra mile to ensure that people in all parts of town have safe places to walk and ride bicycles for transportation and much-needed exercise!
Please contact your city and county leaders to let them know that you support a coordinated effort to provide equitable Shared Streets that keep our community connected during this challenging time! (**If the above link doesn't work for you, use the list of email addresses at the bottom of this page.)
Thank you in advance for speaking up and supporting Shared Streets!
Using your own language is best. Here's the letter we sent to City and County leaders:Read more
We need a strong, resilient public transportation system more than ever before to connect essential workers to their jobs and to connect people who have no other form of available transportation to grocery stores and other basic necessities. As our economy begins to recover, the transit system will connect people to new job opportunities without the need to own a car. Yet our public transportation system is in danger of losing critical funding not only to maintain service, but also to buy new buses and build the future rail lines called for in the 2030 Transit Plan.
Sustain Charlotte has therefore joined transit advocates from all across the nation in signing this letter calling on Congress to support a stimulus bill that would allow America to invest in transportation infrastructure that not only puts people to work, but also strengthens and expands our public transit systems.Read more
Riding your bike during these unusual times has become very popular--and, as essential services, bike shops are here to help you. As you bike, please stay safe and keep others safe as well. Not sure how to do that? Check out People For Bikes' article: Safe Cycling During Social Distancing.
Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. And on this day each year, one billion people all over the world pause and reflect on a simple fact that we too often forget: Our choices impact the health of our environment. And the health of our environment determines our health.Read more
As Earth Day approaches next week, we want to celebrate this beautiful planet we live on--even while the majority of us are spending all of our time at home. Here are 10 ways you can live more sustainably during this time of social distancing.Read more
By Tarik Kiley, Transit Coalition Coordinator
Have you ever thought about how Charlotte could make more room for buses? Sustain Charlotte hosted a Grow Smart CLT event on March 11 to discuss improving access to high-quality bus service. Attendees mingled over refreshments before presentations by Meg Fencil, Sustain Charlotte’s program director, and Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) senior planner Jason Lawrence.
Attending the Metropolitan Transit Committee (MTC) meeting is always interesting, and last Wednesday's meeting was full of timely updates. What important developments in the world of Charlotte-Mecklenburg transit should you know about?
We've got the scoop for you!Read more
by Shannon Roberts, Charlotte Community Room Rental
Sustain Charlotte's Gold Partner Charlotte Community Room Rental redefines co-living to give residents a unique, sophisticated lifestyle. Residents thrive in a community that’s making healthy choices with long-lasting social, economic, and environmental impacts. Not only does the community flourish, but it’s leading Charlotte in green initiatives to sustain the community for generations to come.
Here are seven ways that Charlotte Community Room Rental is leading the way in sustainability!Read more