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Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Tyvola to Huntingtowne Farms Park Grand Opening & Ribbon-Cutting
Saturday, June 23, 2018
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Red Pedestrian Bridge near the Wastewater Treatment Plant

Join us in celebrating the opening of a new segment of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway/Cross Charlotte Trail between Tyvola Road and Huntingtowne Farms Park! Walking, biking or carpooling are encouraged. Limited parking is available off Tyvola Road, directly across from the Queens University Sports Complex (right turn in & out only).

This section of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway is 1.5 miles long and connects Marion Diehl Park, Park Road Park and extensive residential areas. It's also part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that reaches 15 counties and two states.

Comments will be provided by Mecklenburg County elected officials and directors, as well as neighborhood representatives. Other festivities are being planned, and we'll share those details once they are finalized.
 


Davidson Mobility Plan

Davidson Mobility Plan
 

The Town of Davidson is currently engaged in the development of the Davidson Mobility Plan. The Mobility Plan “is a community-driven effort to look at innovative solutions, projects, and programs to help residents move in town on foot, bike, car, and transit, and address congestion.”

The Mobility Plan incorporates many community-wide events to engage residents, including a three-day planning Charrette from May 22nd – May 24th.

Please visit the Davidson Moves Mobility Plan website
 


The 5th installment of Charlotte’s wildly successful OpenStreets704 was Sunday, April 29th, 2018!

“Open Streets 704 powered by BlueCross Blue Shield of North Carolina is a series Charlotte events that will literally open a length of city streets for an afternoon just for people! Taking cues from similar events around the country and the world, Open Streets 704 aims to build a better, healthier, connected community by encouraging Charlotte and Mecklenburg area residents to walk, bicycle, and experience the city together in a way that’s just not possible in a car.”

The next Open Streets is already scheduled for Sunday, September 30th, 2018!

 


New Arbor Glen Bike Playground

Open Streets

Dick Winters, Mecklenburg County Health’s Built Environment & Safe Routes to School Coordinator and Learn to Ride co-founder (and BPWG public health representative), has worked tirelessly over the past year to find a suitable location and best possible design for a Bike Playground within the county. That effort recently paid off with the opening of the Bike Playground at the Arbor Glen Recreation Center!  It’s an excellent facility which provides a safe environment for children (and adults) to learn how to ride a bicycle safely.  Take a look at this video for more:  http://learntorideclt.com/2017/11/learn-to-ride-on-charlotte-today/.

Please also visit the Learn to Ride website.


 

Open Streets

The 3rd installment of Charlotte’s wildly successful OpenStreets704 was Sunday, May 7, 2017!

This bicyclist and pedestrian focused event will “…open a length of city streets for an afternoon just for people! Taking cues from similar events around the country and the world, Open Streets 704 aims to build a better, healthier, connected community by encouraging Charlotte and Mecklenburg area residents to walk, bicycle, and experience the city together in a way that’s just not possible in a car.”

Please click here, or the banner above for information on the route, times and activities for OpenStreets!