Can Charlotte eliminate traffic deaths by 2030?
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
CDOT receives public feedback at Shifting Gears
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
Shared Mobility E-Scooter Plan Unveiled at Transportation and Planning Committee
At their November meeting, the Committee received updates on the Comprehensive Plan, Transit-Oriented Development Ordinances, and e-scooters.Read more
What makes a bus stop great?
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
Exploring walkability in Germany
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
Five steps YOU can take to slow climate change
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
Nearly 600 people explored South End and Uptown during Biketoberfest presented by the Charlotte Knights!
Thank you to everyone who made Sustain Charlotte's 4th annual Biketoberfest presented by The Charlotte Knights a success!
Bicycle Program Manager Kate Cavazza Speaks at BikeWalk NC Conference
The state advocacy organization BikeWalk NC hosted the 7th Annual BikeWalk NC Summit on October 19 and 20 in Raleigh, and Sustain Charlotte was a featured presenter. As the bicycle program manager, I want to share the top three things that I learned during the conference.
Transportation and Planning Committee looks ahead at Comprehensive Plan and electric scooters
News crews packed the room to hear the City Council Transportation and Planning Committee meeting on Monday, October 22nd. Continued discussion about the Comprehensive Plan and what to do with electric scooters dominated the agenda.
Creating a city-wide vision for Charlotte
Our October Grow Smart CLT event started with some disappointing news. The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which Charlotte’s Planning Director, Taiwo Jaiyeoba, had promised would be revamped by June of 2020, won’t actually be finished by then. But there’s a good excuse.