Success Stories

Safer Walking and Biking in Charlotte, NC

Bike Pedestrian
North Carolina

The more than 800,000 residents of the City of Charlotte will have more opportunity for daily physical activity in a safer built environment due to the recent passage of a transportation bond that provides more than $42 Million in pedestrian safety efforts, advancement of the Cross Charlotte Trail, a South End Pedestrian/Bicycle Connector, and upgrades to traffic signals and street improvements.

A group of partners, including the American Heart Association Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, Sustain Charlotte, and Transportation Choice Alliance,  collaborated to support the bond through community and advocate education.

The improvements to walking and biking infrastructure provides people of all income levels better access to transportation choices that connect them to jobs, education, healthcare, and other daily needs. More people commuting safely on bike and foot also leads to less air pollution and the health risks associated with poor air quality.

Learn more about the projects funded by the transportation bond.

 

January 2017