There's a famous old saying: "You can take the transportation advocate out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the transportation advocate." Ok, not exactly famous. I just made it up.
But when you're really passionate about improving the city you call home, you can't help but notice transportation innovations when you travel. Here's what I found during my vacation in Madrid, Spain.
Clearly delineated lanes for mass transit
Madrid has a network of lanes just for buses and taxis.Read more
On Saturday, November 23rd, Sustain Charlotte and the North End Community Coalition (NECC) installed 86 wayfinding signs in the North End community to increase walkability in the area. This work is possible through a Community Challenge grant from AARP as well as support from an Aetna Foundation grant.Read more
Every year we're making progress toward a more sustainable Charlotte region. Here are just a few of the things we're thankful for as we approach the end of 2019.
Have you ever wondered if the things you put in your recycling bin are really getting recycled? Well you’re not the only one. Over 100 people joined us at our November Grow Smart CLT event to hear from Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Services about how to recycle right.
Throughout 2019 we've been participating in the Charlotte Streets Map Stakeholder group, which developed updates to the Streets Map. Here is the letter we sent to Charlotte City Council in support of the changes.Read more
If you follow Sustain Charlotte’s work, you know we’re big advocates for trying to bike or walk instead of driving your car. But we know that can be really intimidating for folks who aren’t consistent cyclists, or who are new to the area, so we try to do what we can to make biking more accessible here in Charlotte.
Can you imagine a trip to Atlanta in just over 2 hours? It could be a reality someday, but the Georgia DOT needs our input.
A quick update on the Center City Vision Plan, Streets Map, and Comprehensive 2040 Plan.
Last week, we gave a presentation to some members of the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners about the importance of greenways. Earlier this month, at our Grow Smart CLT event, we heard from residents who are mobilizing their neighbors to advocate for more parks and greenways.
We wanted to share why greenways are so important and provide some recommendations for expanding the greenway network.Read more
Sunday may have been World Car-Free Day, but for our team, it's more than just one day a year.