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
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!
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.
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.
Before you head off on your Biketoberfest presented by The Charlotte Knights urban adventure on October 13th, make sure you have the route map on your phone! This customized Google Map will give you turn by turn directions in case you get lost along the way. You can download the map for offline use, too!Read more
Thousands of people filled the streets on Sunday, September 30th for Open Streets 704! We hope you had a chance to participate in this fun people-powered event that closed 4 miles of streets from Charlotte’s South End to West End. If you missed it, Open Streets 704 happens bi-annually, once in the spring and once in the fall, so you’ll get another chance.