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4/10/2013 3:00 PM
BIKE! Charlotte
BIKE! Charlotte is 17 days of bicycle-related events and promotions used to empower the citizens of Charlotte to incorporate the bicycle into their daily lives.The theme this year is "Riding for a Better Community". Events kick-off with the Mayor's Ride/Bike to Breakfast in Uptown on Friday, April 26. Other events include guided rides, bike tours, kids' bicycle safety roadeos, maintenance clinics, mountain bike races, bike demos and Cycle Charlotte Festival. Events run from April 26 until May 12. Check out the event calendar at
10/26/2012 12:00 PM

Learn About Complete Streets in CDOT's Video: CDOT, along with the City’s Corporate Communications Department created a video about what complete streets are and how they are being used in Charlotte.  View the video or read more.

10/11/2012 11:30 AM

W.T. Harris Boulevard/Brookshire Boulevard Classification Studies Community Open Houses: The City of Charlotte has recently initiated a study to develop an overall plan for roadway classification of WT Harris Boulevard and Brookshire Boulevard that will affect motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and development along the corridor over time. Open houses are scheduled for November. For more information, view the study web page.

7/20/2012 11:00 AM
Curb Lane Management Study: The Curb Lane Management Study has concluded. Next steps include implementing a pilot project on Tryon Street from Stonewall Street to 11th Street, West Trade Street between Wilkes Place and Irwin Avenue, and East Sixth Street between Caldwell Street and College Street. View additional information here.

7/16/2012 10:00 AM
Bike Share: Bike Share has arrived in Charlotte! For more information click hereleaving site.
7/9/2012 1:00 PM
Reverse Angle Parking: There is a new way to park in Charlotte. With reverse angle parking or back-in parking, you will back into a space so that the front of your car is facing the street. Reverse angle parking will be coming to Commonwealth Avenue between Pecan Street and The Plaza. Visit the Commonwealth/The Plaza Business Corridor project page or download this brochure (PDF).
7/2/2012 3:00 PM
Bimodal Flashing Yellow Arrow Signal: CDOT has begun installing new three-section flashing yellow arrow traffic signals that use a bimodal arrow. The first bimodal flashing yellow arrow signal will be installed at the intersection of Woodlawn, Runnymede and Selwyn Roads. Learn more.
5/29/2012 1:00 PM
Uptown Loop Study Public Workshop: As Charlotte grows, there is a need to evaluate the future capacity, operational and safety conditions of the Uptown Loop. The Uptown Loop Study will focus on the evaluation of long-term, cost-effective operational improvements for the I-277/I-77 Loop around Uptown. A public workshop was held in June. Information about this study and materials from the meeting are available on the study web page.
2/21/2012 11:00 AM

CDOT's Video about Reporting a Street Light Outage is Now Available: CDOT, along with Duke Energy and the City’s Corporate Communications Department created a video on how to report a street light outage. The video was created using the City's talented and creative studio staff.

Watch how you can Light Up the Dark.

Visit our street lighting page.

11/10/2011 2:00 PM
Euclid Avenue Traffic Calming Study: Euclid Avenue is being impacted by the Myrtle/ Morehead Storm Drainage Improvement Project. The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) would like to use this future construction opportunity to explore adding traffic calming elements along Euclid Avenue between Morehead Street and Park Avenue. See the project web site for more information.
11/10/2011 12:00 PM
Charlotte Receives the Walk Friendly Community Bronze Level Designation: Charlotte has been designated a "Bronze Level" Walk Friendly Community (WFC) by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC). The WFC process looks at how cities are working to improve a wide range of conditions related to walking including safety, mobility, access and comfort. The WFC program distinguishes cities and towns that are leading the way in walkability.

The Bronze Level designation was awarded to Charlotte due to its efforts to improve the pedestrian environment through the Transportation Action Plan (TAP), the Sidewalk Retrofit Program and Charlotte’s commitment to building "complete streets." Charlotte is one of only 12 cities across the nation to receive this recognition out of 35 total applicants, and it is one of only four cities to receive a Bronze award. Read more about this award and our other awards here.
11/10/2011 11:00 AM
TAP 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. City Council adopted the TAP Update on August 22, 2011.

For more information about the 5-Year TAP update, including links to the document, click here or watch the TAP video.

11/10/2011 10:00 AM
Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Videos: CDOT, along with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the City’s Corporate Communications Department created two safety videos. One deals with pedestrian safety and the other, bicycle safety. The team wanted to create timeless videos that could be used for many years at public meetings and events. The videos align with CDOT’s safety goals and communication plan. Both videos were created using the City’s talented and creative studio staff. All the actors in the videos are volunteers.

Pedestrian Safety Video

Bicycle Safety Video
5/23/2011 3:10 PM
Newsrack Ordinance: The City of Charlotte adopted a newsrack ordinance effective July 1, 2009.  It is a citywide ordinance with a special, modular newsrack zone on Tryon Street between 9th and Hill streets.  All publications must register with the Charlotte Department of Transportation beginning July 1, 2009. The modular newsrack zone spaces are assigned by a lottery and draft. Cost for inclusion in the modular units is $50 per space.  For more information please contact Jennifer Keyes at  or Doreen Szymanski at
5/23/2011 3:05 PM
NC Metro Mayors Coalition:  Transportation Equity Formula
5/23/2011 2:55 PM
USDG: View the Urban Street Design Guidelines (USDG) webpage to find more information about this transportation planning document.