Matt Parker did the 'Skip the Car Trip' challenge in Charlotte. Here's what he learned.
In June, Mecklenburg County launched a weeklong incentive encouraging people in the Charlotte area to move around without using cars.
That's something we love to see at Sustain Charlotte. Reducing our area's over-reliance on cars is vital to creating a safer, healthier, more equitable, and more environmentally friendly future. That's why we promoted the challenge — and offered tickets to Biketoberfest as one of the prizes.
Matt Parker won those tickets in a drawing on Day 4 of the challenge. We asked Matt about the experience.Read more
Sustain Charlotte celebrates Charlotte City Council’s approval of the Strategic Mobility Plan
Sustain Charlotte applauds Charlotte City Council for passing the Strategic Mobility Plan on Monday night, a significant step toward creating a community with safe and equitable mobility choices.Read more
Here's how Charlotte’s Strategic Mobility Plan improves transit for rail and bus riders
Charlotte City Council is set to vote on the Strategic Mobility Plan on Mondy, June 27. We support the plan and consider it a crucial step in creating safe and equitable mobility choices for everyone in our city.
This is Part 2 in a series highlighting how the Strategic Mobility Plan will impact your experience here in Charlotte. Here is how your experience might change if you are a transit rider.Read more
Mecklenburg County approves $50 million to help expand Charlotte-area greenways and parks
Mecklenburg County commissioners on Wednesday approved a $2.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2023 that includes $50 million to acquire land for expanding parks, greenways, and nature preserves. This is an important step in growing a greenway network that is critical to the mental and physical health of our residents, the environmental wellbeing of our county, and the economic mobility and equality of everyone in our community.Read more
What does Charlotte’s Strategic Mobility Plan mean for cyclists? Here are 5 big takeaways
Charlotte City Council is set to vote on the Strategic Mobility Plan on June 27. We support the plan and consider it a crucial step in creating safe and equitable mobility choices for everyone in our city.
This is Part 1 in a series highlighting how the Strategic Mobility Plan will transform the ways people can safely and efficiently get around Charlotte. To kick things off, we’ll take a look at the plan’s benefits for cyclists.Read more
Candidates responses are in!
Heading to the polls soon? We've got you covered!
Check our survey results to learn more about what candidates think about key sustainability issues.
Our final UDO series post: Help Charlotte's neighborhoods grow sustainably
Welcome back to our UDO series!
If you’ve missed our previous blogs, no worries, we got you! To catch up, you can start with our introductory blog where we talk about what UDO is and what it has to do with the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan that many of you might have been involved with. Without going into too much detail, the Comprehensive Plan is a multifaceted vision of the future, like a sketch drawing by a designer meant to convey the idea of the project. In contrast, the UDO is like the blueprints used to build the project.Read more
We're asking NC to invest infrastructure funds equitably & sustainably
Sustain Charlotte recently signed on to a letter with 18 local, statewide, and regional organizations to Governor Cooper calling for NCDOT to follow USDOT guidance to invest funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill in equitable and sustainable transportation, including public transit, sidewalks, and safe bicycling facilities.
Here is the letter:Read more