Uptown Cycle Track Coming To Charlotte Sooner Than We Thought!
We have some exciting news! We are proud to share that the first half of the Uptown Cycle Track is going to be built a lot sooner than any of us thought -- i.e., IN TWO MONTHS, and in time to be explored by YOU for Bike!Charlotte Week and Shifting Gears!
CATS shares big plans for transit expansion
We’ve been talking a lot recently about the newly approved Silver Line alignment. Last week, Sustain Charlotte members heard more details about the 2030 Transit Plan from CATS CEO John Lewis and transit planner Jason Lawrence at our March Grow Smart CLT event.
Why we support Charlotte's new guidelines for development near transit
Sustain Charlotte has been serving on the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Advisory Committee since 2017, providing a voice for smart growth in the Charlotte community, and raising up solutions for how our community can continue to grow while staying sustainable.
Over the past year, we have been providing input on a total re-write of the city’s Transit-Oriented Development Ordinance, which are the rules for development that occurs in areas adjacent to our rapid transit stations.
We spoke at the Charlotte City Council meeting in support of the ordinance, and sent a letter to the Council prior to the meeting, asking them to approve them. Read the full letter below.
Expanding Pedestrian Connectivity in North End
Charlotte's North End has the lowest street connectivity index and sidewalk availability for areas surrounding Uptown Charlotte. Gaps in the sidewalk network and lack of crosswalks put people in danger and prevent them from walking and biking.
Sustain Charlotte is working with the North End Community Coalition to calm traffic and make the community more walkable and bikeable. This area spans 8 neighborhoods: Druid Hills, Greenville, Graham Heights, The Park at Oaklawn, Genesis Park, Lockwood, J.T. Williams and Brightwalk at Historic Double Oaks.
Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan Comes to West Blvd!
The Charlotte Planning Department kicked off their public engagement events on Tuesday, March 5th at Mount Sinai Baptist Church on West Boulevard. Planning staff and Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan consulting firm MIG led a nearly 2 hour presentation after introductions by Charles Thomas with the Knight Foundation, and Charlotte's Planning Director Taiwo Jaiyeoba.
3 ways the city is improving development and street safety
What is Charlotte doing to plan for a sustainable, safe, and walkable future? Lots! The Transportation and Planning Committee meeting on Monday, Feb. 25th focused on three ways the City is moving towards that goal. They received updates on the Charlotte Vision 2040 Plan, Transit Oriented Development Districts, and Vision Zero.
The latest on bikes and scooters in Charlotte
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.
A vision for West Boulevard
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 - What you need to know
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.
Vision Zero Presented At Transportation and Planning Committee
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.