Source: Sustain Charlotte's 2014 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Sustainability Report Card


Key Fact

In our region, we drive almost 20 miles per person every day, on average. In 1982 we drove less than 11 miles per day – nearly half as much. The resulting increased congestion costs us $525 million per year in wasted fuel and lost time, or $876 per person annually. Source: Texas Transportation Institute

Additional Resources

Transportation Choices Alliance

Charlotte Area Transit System

Our Vision for Transportation

By 2030, we envision a region in which...

  • Residents can engage in their daily activities within close proximity to their homes or place of work.
  • More children ride the school bus, walk or bike to school than are driven in cars.
  • Rideshare, carshare, and other programs are incentivized to reduce the number of cars on the road.
  • Residents can walk or bike to their destination.
  • Regionally connected mass transit is available to all towns and connects to surrounding counties.
  • The region is connected by high-speed rail to Raleigh and other regional centers.
  • Downtown Charlotte has a new ‘Union Station’ that serves as a hub for all forms of public transportation.
  • A system of temporary use bicycles and motorized vehicles is widely available, convenient, and affordable to reduce the need for privately owned transportation.
  • The transportation network keeps pace with the region’s projected growth.

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  • chemi
    commented 2017-09-19 23:32:34 -0400
    I would love for Charlotte to allow us to use our electric vehicles(like electric skateboards) to commute on the bike lanes and roads like other cities are starting to across America.