Transportation

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. 

9 reasons to choose a bike-bus-train trip over a drive

Nobska Lighthouse on Cape Cod. Photo: Keihly Moore One recent weekend we took a driving trip from Boston to the coast. The next day we took a trip to the same area, using trains, bikes and buses. Afterward, I realized how different the two journeys had been. Commentary.

Expecting 400,000 new Charlotteans, CDOT projects $5B in transportation needs

Cyclists use the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Photo: Nancy Pierce By 2040 Charlotte will grow by 400,000 people, city transportation planners project. How can Charlotte handle all the new daily trips? A 25-year plan would spend $5 billion.

Feds want metro transportation planning less fractured. Good luck with that.

I-77 traffic. Photo: Nancy Pierce Transportation planning in the greater Charlotte region is split among five planning groups. Will a federal push to consolidate make a difference?

The long, long path for one Charlotte greenway

Heavy equipment at construction site for Toby Creek Greenway Phase 2. Photo: Mary Newsom Beset by funding gaps, a recession and other delays, the second phase of the Toby Creek Greenway near UNC Charlotte is finally underway 18 years after the first plans were drawn.