Transportation

Is Charlotte’s bike plan update good enough?

Bikes parked in front of the Common Market in the Plaza Central neighborhood. Photo: Nancy Pierce A proposed new bicycle plan for Charlotte hits the mark in many ways. But without dedicated funding, will it be merely a feel-good exercise? Commentary. 

Charlotte’s new Vision Zero goal: lower traffic deaths

Traffic on I-77 near uptown Charlotte. Photo: Nancy Pierce Charlotte joins cities around the world in adopting a Vision Zero goal that aims to cut traffic deaths and serious injuries. 

Hear how one city tamed its mean streets

Janette Sadik-Khan sits in Times Square. At a public discussion April 4, hear how this champion for bicycling and pedestrians helped tame New York’s streets.

Safer bicycling? City proposes two protected lanes through uptown Charlotte

Bike share rack buffers bike lane, right, from traffic lane, left, in Manhattan. Photo: Martin Zimmerman With surveys showing plenty of Charlotteans would bicycle more if they felt safer, city planners propose two better-protected bike routes through uptown. 

Survey offers guidance for biking equity in Charlotte

Bike rider amid the trees at Toby Creek Greenway through the UNC Charlotte campus. Photo: Nancy Pierce When more people bicycle, we all win – even those who never ride. Diving into the results from a Charlotte bicycling survey offers clues to some existing inequities. Commentary.

Driving alone? Way2Go CLT wants to change that

Bicycle parked in uptown Charlotte. Photo: Nancy Pierce A new initiative is using prizes as incentive to encourage people to reduce single-occupancy trips by car. The project runs March 1-Oct. 31.

Tell the city what you think about its new bike plan

Bicycles parked outside the Common Market in Plaza Midwood. Photo: Nancy Pierce The City of Charlotte wants public reaction to the draft of its updated bicycle plan. Here’s how you can add your voice.

Lemons to lemonade, streetcar hopes: Foxx reflects

Then-Mayor Anthony Foxx at the launch of Charlotte's bike share program in 2012. Photo: Mary Newsom Should the regional transit commission take on operating costs for the Charlotte streetcar? Former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx makes that suggestion in an interview while reflecting on his tenure as U.S. transportation secretary.

Bike-share and other changes arriving with light rail to UNCC

Blue Line light rail, extended to UNC Charlotte, will mean more options in an auto-centric part of the city. Photo: Charlotte Area Transit System Light rail to the UNC Charlotte campus will transform transportation options in the area, from parking to buses to an on-campus bike-share program that debuts next year. 

Is end near for Independence Blvd. transit debate?

Illustration of light rail along Independence Boulevard, looking east from the Wendover Road Intersection. Image: CATS A years-long debate over where to locate the county’s still-unfunded southeast transit corridor – the Silver Line – may be ending this month. But one huge problem remains.