Big changes are in store for the Charlotte Transit Center. Here’s what to know
The Charlotte Transportation Center is getting a major makeover in the coming years. The uptown transit hub serves as a central bus station and has connections to the LYNX Blue Line light rail and CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar. Charlotte Area Transit System wants to overhaul the station to make it more modern. As of the latest plans, that means either putting the entire station underground or going with a two-story option.Read more
Sustain Charlotte’s Biketoberfest is back for 2022! Here’s how to make the most of it
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Fall weather is in full swing. Everyone’s getting into the Halloween spirit… And Sustain Charlotte’s Biketoberfest is here!
We’re so excited to welcome hundreds of revelers back to Biketoberfest this year on Oct. 30 to explore Charlotte in a scavenger hunt-style adventure that’s perfect for people of all ages and abilities.Read more
Sustain Charlotte's Shannon Binns is featured on Recover's 'Be The Impact' podcast
Sustain Charlotte Founder and Executive Director Shannon Binns was on the "Be The Impact" podcast this week. Shannon talked to Recover Brands' Bill Johnston and Human Powered Movement's Adam Bratton about Sustain Charlotte's history, mission, and upcoming events.Read more
Impact 704 Academy Debuts with a Primer on Smart Growth
Sustain Charlotte’s Impact 704 Academy, an educational series about sustainable, equitable, and resilient urban development in the Charlotte area, kicked off on Oct. 6 at Camp North End with an introduction to the concept of smart growth and why it matters.Read more
MTC moves to advance the Charlotte-Lake Norman Red Line
Longtime plans to connect uptown Charlotte to the Lake Norman area by commuter rail picked up speed again this week.Read more
Here's what we think about the Biden administration's proposed GHG emissions-tracking rule
In July, the Biden administration introduced a proposal that would require states and municipalities to track and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Read more
NCSEA spotlight: Sustain Charlotte connects residents with a cleaner, more connected future
This blog features the impactful work that North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association member Sustain Charlotte engages in to achieve its mission of creating a more sustainable future for Charlotte-area residents, focusing on transportation and mobility, the economy, buildings and development, and social equity.
It was originally posted by NCSEA and jointly written by Alex Clingman from NCSEA and Lauren Sawyers of Sustain Charlotte.Read more
Sustain Charlotte celebrates City Council passing the Unified Development Ordinance (press release)
Charlotte, NC (Aug. 22, 2022) — Sustain Charlotte applauds Charlotte City Council for passing the Unified Development Ordinance. Monday’s historic vote will help shape how North Carolina's largest city grows.Read more
Charlotte City Council will vote on the UDO next week. Here’s what to know.
Charlotte City Council is set to vote on the proposed Unified Development Ordinance on Monday, Aug. 22. Here’s what you need to know about the UDO, what changed since the last public hearing in July, and what comes next.Read more
Here’s what Charlotte’s Strategic Mobility Plan means for the economy
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