We had a great turn-out for the second Shifting Gears event of the year at Resident Culture Brewing. Sixty-five people gathered to learn about how scooters can support biking and transportation choices in Charlotte.
Sustain Charlotte partners with the West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition to support safe vision for transportation choices along the corridor. The City’s Planning Department hosted their last West Boulevard Corridor Vision workshop on Thursday, February 7th. At this third and final workshop, staff and consultants shared the results of a six-month market study report and implementation recommendations.
The Cross Charlotte Trail has been in the news a lot lately. Like a LOT. Here are the three things that you need to know about the project and what it means to Charlotte.
The Transportation and Planning Committee held its first meeting of 2019 on January 14th, where staff shared updates on the Vision Zero 2030 Action Plan, the Transit-Oriented Development Ordinances, and the Comprehensive Plan.
Sustain Charlotte serves on the Charlotte Department of Transportation's (CDOT) task force for the creation of the new citywide Vision Zero Action Plan to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030. This past Monday, Charlotte City Council's Transportation and Planning committee received an introduction to the plan from staff.
What will it take to transform Charlotte's streets to become safe for everyone over the next 12 years? Today we're sharing what we think is needed to keep the plan's implementation on track.
Community and equity considerations are integral to every phase of the Vision Zero Action Plan. (image: visionzeronetwork.org)Read more
Sustain Charlotte, in partnership with the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT), hosted the last Shifting Gears of 2018 at Resident Culture Brewing. More than fifty people attended the public action workshop to give their input on how to better Charlotte’s cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
Participants give their feedback directly to City staff.Read more
At their November meeting, the Committee received updates on the Comprehensive Plan, Transit-Oriented Development Ordinances, and e-scooters.Read more
Now that the CATS bus network has been redesigned through the Envision My Ride initiative, there are still two major areas where the experience for riders can still be improved. The first of these is more frequent service, which will require additional funding to pay for more drivers. The second is better conditions for riders as they walk to and wait at bus stops.
In today's blog post, we explore the importance of great bus stop design and balanced bus stop spacing as covered inTransitCenter's new From Sorry to Superb: Everything You Need To Know About Great Bus Stops report.
Great bus stops provide a safe and comfortable waiting experience for riders. (image: Sorry to Superb report)Read more
In September, a delegation from Germany came to Charlotte as part of a transatlantic dialogue on sustainable mobility, supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and facilitated by the German American Chamber of Commerce. The focus of the discussion was “walkability as the blueprint for smart cities and work environments.”Read more
With our state still reeling from the devastating impact of Florence, the world’s most esteemed climate scientists issued a dire warning: we have 12 years to act to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Here in North Carolina, we already know what catastrophe looks like. Florence gave us a taste of it, with unusually intense and destructive rainfall that scientists tell us was a result of climate change.
But if you’re like most Americans, you have moved beyond the tired debate about whether our climate is changing. You want to know how you can help prevent things from getting even worse.Read more