Janette Sadik-Khan in New York's Times Square, a portion of which has been closed to auto traffic to create plazas for pedestrians. Photo: Olugbenro Photography

Transforming the city’s streets ... for everyone

Although Street Fight, a new book about New York’s efforts to improve pedestrian and bicycle amenities, focuses on New York, it has relevance to Charlotte or any other city feeling the tension between today’s auto-addicted culture and pressure from a growing chorus wanting to restore balance to the transportation system.

  • City Walks: 20 Charlotte walks planned, including U-City, Dilworth

    Meet your neighbors, learn your city and hear stories of Charlotte neighborhoods on one of 20 walks planned in Charlotte through the end of May. From South End to University City, from Brightwalk to Revolution Park, the City Walks initiative is sponsored by PlanCharlotte.
    City Walk - Jane's Walk in Elizabeth Apr 22 2016. Photo: Kris J. Solow
  • Historic West End: What’s next for area near JCSU?

    Develop a historical asset map. Improve physical connections to public spaces and neighborhoods. Assess businesses’ needs. Explore whether to list the neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places. Those ideas and more make up the 2016 Tactical Plan for the Historic West End Initiative.
    Johnson C. Smith University gates overlook Five Points intersection. Google Street View
  • Aging Rosenwald Schools recall long-ago optimism

    Only a fraction of the Rosenwald Schools remain, reminders of a remarkable early 20th-century partnership of rural black communities in the South and a Jewish philanthropist from Chicago. Those remaining in Mecklenburg range from lovingly restored to painfully dilapidated.
    Historic Rosenwald School in Newell. Photo: Silver Star

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