Big win for pedestrians as City Council passes sidewalk amendments

Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the more than 50 people who responded to our action alert by emailing or calling their Charlotte City Council members to voice support for a complete sidewalk network.

Together, we did it! At last night’s meeting, Council voted 9-2 in support of two amendments to the sidewalk ordinance that close critical loopholes. The amendments will ensure that quality sidewalks are built when re-development occurs on high-traffic streets.

Quality sidewalks support all street users! (photo from Charlotte WALKS Plan)

Quality sidewalks support all street users! (photo from Charlotte WALKS Plan)

You can view the video of Council’s discussion prior to the vote (sidewalk presentation begins at 1:45).

Walkable communities enjoy tangible health, safety, equity, economic, and environmental benefits. Our elected leaders have taken a critical step forward by laying a clear foundation for building a connected sidewalk network that provides a safe, inviting, and useful walking experience for all Charlotteans!

We encourage you to take a moment to thank them for their support.

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