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City of Charlotte Uptown Cycle Track

Uptown Cycle Track

Tuesday July 31, 2018 the City of Charlotte will host a series of community pop-up events for people to weigh in on the design of the planned Uptown Cycle Track, or separated bike lane, running through uptown Charlotte along Sixth and Fifth streets. The public is invited to visit any of the following pop-ups events:

  • 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. – Gateway Village Promenade, 800 West Trade Street
  • 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. – Trade and Tryon in front of the Marriott Hotel, 100 West Trade Street
  • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Fourth Ward Park at 6th St. near Poplar Street
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. – 7th Street Public Market
  • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. – Charlotte Knights BB&T Ballpark centerfield entrance at Mint and 4th Street

The separated bike lane will stretch nearly two miles from Irwin Creek Greenway to McDowell Street and provide cyclists an exclusive lane to minimize potential conflicts between those who walk, cycle and drive. Cycle tracks often use planters, curbs, parked cars, posts or other methods to insulate bikes from vehicles on busy streets. The track will run both directions within the lane.

Learn more about bicycling in Charlotte at http://RockTheRideCLT.com 


Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Tyvola to Huntingtowne Farms Park Grand Opening & Ribbon-Cutting
Saturday, June 23, 2018

The newest segment of the Little Sugar Creek Greenway/Cross Charlotte Trail officially opened on a gorgeous summer morning with more than 100 walkers, bicyclists, runners, neighbors, and community members in attendance to celebrate. Mecklenburg County hosted the event. Attendees were given blue ribbons to tie on to the bridge spanning Little Sugar Creek.

Click here to view pictures of the ribbon-cutting.

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.


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!