Sustain Charlotte partnered with Partners for Parks and Park and Rec Commissioner Paul Freestone to sign up as a group and coordinated on our comments to speak with one voice during the January 19, 2022 Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners budget hearing.
Here's what we said:Read more
In the absence of a robust plan to manage traffic congestion and support transportation choices, rapidly growing cities are faced with real challenges to ensure safe and time-efficient travel for everyone -- whether they drive a car or get around by walking, biking, scooter, or public transit. As Charlotte's population grows and an ever-increasing number of new buildings are constructed, how is the City planning to ensure everyone can get where they need to go?
The new CTR Guidelines will make it easier to walk, bike, and ride transit to new developments. (photo: City of Charlotte)Read more
The City of Charlotte has released a first draft of The Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map and the Charlotte Streets Map. These maps will guide development in our city for decades to come. It’s time for us to join efforts in getting the voice of the community heard, and we need your help!
We’re asking you to comment on the online draft maps by Friday, November 19th to share your feedback, ideas, and concerns with the City.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the seventh annual Biketoberfest a stellar success!
We could not have asked for a better day - beautiful weather, a full line-up of stops, and our most expansive route ever to explore the city on two wheels.Read more
The comments below were presented to Charlotte City Council at their October 11, 2021 meeting by our Urban Design Specialist Eric Zaverl and Charlotte Mecklenburg Climate Leaders steering committee member Martin Zimmerman:Read more
Before you head out on the route for this year's Biketoberfest, here are few tips to make sure you have a safe and fun ride!
Today we celebrated with neighborhood residents, City staff, and elected officials as one of Charlotte's most treacherous streets for walking and riding a bicycle became a whole lot safer!
A ribbon-cutting was held to formally celebrate the new bike lanes. (photo: David Flower)Read more
It's Climate Week through this Sunday, and we want to take a moment to share our perspective on why Sustain Charlotte's work is so critical to reducing our local contribution to climate pollution.
In addition to being critical to creating a more equitable city, we focus on smart growth and transportation choices because both are critical to curbing climate change.
In the almost 11 years since founding Sustain Charlotte, I've learned firsthand that visible progress on longstanding transportation issues rarely happens overnight. One of the best parts of this job has been seeing the community (that's you!) band together to say "YES!" to projects that we believe are critical to the Charlotte area's future.
Not just once or even twice, but over and over until the project is complete.Read more