Kids Can Recycle Right, too!
Just in time for Earth Day 2021, Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Services has added a “Kids Can Recycle Right” webinar.
Now kids of ALL ages can learn how to Recycle Right, because that helps the planet EVERY day of the year! This webinar (click HERE to view) is for ages 3 to 11.
The adult Recycle Right webinar (click HERE to view) is available for everyone else.
Then print out the free coloring page (click here for a .pdf version) and post it on your fridge!
Sustain Charlotte is proud to partner with Mecklenburg County Waste Services to educate the public about how to Recycle Right!
Mecklenburg County commits to environment and racial equity
Mecklenburg County just took a HUGE STEP FORWARD in committing to environmental sustainability and racial equity in all of its operations! At the March 16th Mecklenburg County Commission meeting, the Environmental Leadership Policy and Action Plan were unanimously adopted.
Residents show up to support the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan
Over 100 Charlotte residents signed up to speak during last night's public hearing for the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan. We were thrilled to see the age, racial, and geographic diversity of residents from neighborhoods across Charlotte speaking in support of the plan!
City Council's vote on the plan will be delayed by two months to allow more time for public input received so far to be incorporated into an updated draft document, which will be then shared publicly for a final round of input.Read more
ACTION ALERT: Speak up for the Charlotte 2040 Plan!
We need YOUR help to speak up in support of a critical plan that will shape the future of Charlotte's neighborhoods for generations to come.
With the Charlotte Future 2040 Plan, we have an opportunity to begin to reverse decades of exclusionary zoning practices that segregated our community.
However, after years of robust community discussion, a small, vocal, politically-connected minority is standing against our community’s vision.Read more
It'll soon be safer to walk on West Boulevard
Thanks to a $1.5 Million investment from CDOT's Corridor Program and years of resident advocacy, BIG changes are coming to one of Charlotte's most vibrant communities!
Four pedestrian hybrid beacons and a full intersection traffic signal are anticipated to be constructed by the end of the year along West Boulevard between the Wilmore neighborhood in the east and Billy Graham Parkway in the west. These improvements will provide more safe opportunities for people who walk and ride bicycles to cross this busy major street. It will also improve safety for riders of the #10 bus, one of the most popular routes in the CATS bus network.
Our hope is that the new pedestrian crossing beacons and traffic signals will help to prioritize walking and biking, so that West Boulevard can continue its transformation into a genuine asset to the community rather than being a barrier that's difficult to cross without a car.
Here's a map of where the new signals will be installed. (not shown on map: Merriman/Wilmore Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon):
image: Charlotte DOTRead more
Our call for equity in countywide transportation investment
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Coalition (CRTC) recently submitted a letter to the Metropolitan Transit Commission and the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.
Eighteen community organizations and neighborhood associations signed the letter expressing their support for the Charlotte Moves Task Force recommendation to build a transformational mobility network and a one-cent countywide sales tax to fund it. The letter also calls for a "transparent and equitable prioritization process for investing in transportation projects in the towns."
View the submitted letter HERE.Read more
Construction Starts Soon on the 5th/6th Street Uptown CycleLink Segment
That's the full name for the protected bike lane that you helped us advocate for!
Since 2015 Sustain Charlotte has championed this project with all of your support and work to demonstrate the need for this critical piece of transportation infrastructure. More than 4,000 of you signed our petition advocating for this project to be built. You can see the journey here at sustaincharlotte.org/ibikeclt.
Update on the 26 Miles of Light Rail and Trail
What could the future of the Silver Line Rail Trail look like?
Give your input on the Cross Charlotte Trail - Matheson to N. Tryon
The design phase has started on two segments of the Cross Charlotte Trail that stretch from Matheson Avenue to East Craighead Road and on to North Tryon Street. Watch the video above to learn more about these segments. Then, take a feedback survey so project planners can learn more about how you'd like to use the trail.
The video and survey are available through Feb. 15, 2021.Read more
The 5 most important factors for CATS transit riders
At the January 25th meeting of the Charlotte City Council's Transportation, Planning, and Environment Committee, city staff presented updates on rider satisfaction with CATS service, an update on planning for the LYNX Silver Line Light Rail, and the path for Council to adopt the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
View the meeting presentations here. View recorded video of the meeting on the City of Charlotte's YouTube or Facebook page.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) CEO John Lewis shared a summary of the agency's latest rider satisfaction survey. Not surprisingly, Buses arrive on time was ranked by CATS riders as their highest concern. Rounding out the top 5 (in descending order of importance were:Read more