What's next for Charlotte's Urban Future?
A quick update on the Center City Vision Plan, Streets Map, and Comprehensive 2040 Plan.
When people choose to commute cleanly, it has an impact
Every year we proudly partner with CATS and Charlotte Area NC Air Awareness to promote the Clean Commute Challenge. Check out the impact the initiative had in 2019!
Commuting car-free can be freeing
Sunday may have been World Car-Free Day, but for our team, it's more than just one day a year.
Here's the recommended alignment for light rail to Pineville and Ballantyne
At last week's Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC) meeting, CATS staff shared their recommendations for extending the LYNX Blue Line light rail to Pineville and Ballantyne. Read on to learn details of the proposed alignment and how CATS used public input to guide their recommendations!
(CATS staff recommendations for light rail (blue) and bus rapid transit (red). (image: CATS)Read more
Charlotte chooses to go climate-friendly with bus purchases
We're excited to share that this week CATS CEO John Lewis decided to purchase hybrid electric buses instead of diesel or CNG!
You can shape the future of cycling in Charlotte
Despite what you might think, Charlotte is trying to be better for bikes. For years Sustain Charlotte has been advocating for safer places to ride in the city, and now Charlotte is working on creating a new Bicycle Network Map, which will lay the foundation for significant improvements in bike facilities. At our August Shifting Gears workshop, attendees had an opportunity to learn more about Charlotte’s process for creating its map, and to provide input on what should be included in it.
Communities come together for National Night Out
We are so thrilled to have been able to participate in two events for the 2019 National Night Out initiative, which encourages communities to come together to reduce crime by hosting neighborhood events and keeping their porch lights on later than normal.
Reflections: Educating future generations
My name is Tamara Mrad I’m a rising junior Biology major on the Pre-med track at Davidson, and this summer I worked as a Sustainability Scholar. I was lucky enough to get paired with Sustain Charlotte, where I learned a lot about the effects of transportation on the environment, and its consequences on health more specifically.
Reflections: Working for equity
My name is Jaire Clarida and I spent this summer interning with Sustain Charlotte through the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation internship program. My internship experience has been an amazing experience this summer! I was able to learn many new things about the non-profit world by being a part of Sustain Charlotte. I learned many new things about sustainability, including the seriousness and impact of making sure that we all value the environment in which we live.
Teaching youth about sustainable alternatives to driving
On Wednesday July 17th, we hosted our 3rd annual Youth Quake Transportation Fair and it was yet again... a resounding SUCCESS! The fair was organized in partnership with the Progressive Baptist Church’s summer camp, YouthQuake.