Uptown CycleLink debuts after years in the making

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The protected bike lane spanning all of downtown Charlotte that Sustain Charlotte and supportive residents first petitioned the City to build in 2016 is officially open!

It began as a campaign designed to build public support for a protected bike lane through Uptown Charlotte. More than 4,000 people signed the letter asking Charlotte City Council to approve this small, but significant step in unlocking a larger network of protected bike lanes that are convenient safe, inexpensive, healthy and fun for people of all ages. 

 

Step by Step
On April 16, an official ribbon-cutting was held and, today, the Uptown CycleLink runs from Irwin Creek Greenway to Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Here's a glimpse of the timeline of events. 
In the News 
This momentous occasion generated considerable media coverage: 
Thanks for Your Support 

Sustain Charlotte is grateful to all those who rallied around this effort and added their support to making CycleLink a reality.

"This network will provide countless residents and visitors with a healthy, safe, pollution-free, and affordable way to travel around downtown by bike," says Shannon Binns, founder and executive director of Sustain Charlotte. That's something that has not been possible before." 

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  • Lauren Sawyers
    published this page in Blog 2022-05-13 15:49:44 -0400