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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  • 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.

Foundation Supporters:

Our work is generously supported by the foundations and businesses below.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation • Wells Fargo • TransitCenter  • OrthoCarolina • Duke Energy Foundation • Parsec Financial • Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation • People For Bikes  • Blumenthal Foundation

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