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Charlotte's Transportation Action Plan (TAP)


Transportation Action Plan - 5 Year Update
The Transportation Action Plan (TAP) is the City's comprehensive transportation plan, originally adopted in 2006 and updated in 2011. The TAP considers transportation challenges and opportunities facing Charlotte over the next 25 years.

The 5-year update also made adjustments regarding transportation policies and transportation improvements necessary to prepare the city to meet its future travel needs.

Public input was essential in the crafting of the TAP and will continue to be essential as staff begin the next update of the TAP in 2015/2016.  Stay tuned for future opportunities to help identify and refine Charlotte’s transportation vision and priorities in the coming year.
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City Council adopted the TAP Update on August 22, 2011. The update follows the format of the original TAP, consisting of two documents, the TAP Policy Document and the TAP Technical Document

Transportation Action Plan Policy Document
Due to the file size of the TAP's appendices, we've divided the TAP into two parts for easier download. The maps may take longer to download.    ​

TAP Policy Document - Goals, policies, objectives and Programs & Improvements funding list
TAP Appendices - Supplemental maps 

Transportation Action Plan Technical Document
Due to the file size of the TAP Technical document's appendices, we've divided it into three parts for easier downloading. The maps and tables may take longer to download.    

1) TAP Technical Document - Information detailing the City's goals, objectives and policies, as well as existing conditions and financial analysis
TAP Tech Doc Appendix A - Supplemental maps and tables
3) TAP Tech Doc Appendix B
  - Supplemental maps and tables

Watch the TAP video!


Annual Reports
The City publishes a TAP annual report in order to keep City Council and Charlotte residents informed on the progress and challenges in implementing the TAP.

2014 TAP Annual Report




2013 TAP Annual Report

2012 TAP Annual Report
2009 TAP Annual Report
2008 TAP Annual Report
2007 TAP Annual Report



A key component of the TAP are the Urban Street Design Guidelines (USDG), which describe how Charlotte's streets will be evaluated, planned for and designed.
If you have additional questions about the TAP not answered on this Web site, please contact Dan Gallagher, Transportation Planning Manager, at 704-336-4984.


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