CDOT receives public feedback at shifting gears

Sustain Charlotte, in partnership with the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT), hosted the last Shifting Gears of 2018 at Resident Culture Brewing.  More than fifty people attended the public action workshop to give their input on how to better Charlotte’s cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.

People smiling at brewery

Participants give their feedback directly to City staff.

The goal of this public action workshop series is to foster connections and to build networks between people who want to move cycling in Charlotte forward.  It’s gone through a few venue changes this year, but the goal has remained the same: connect every attendee with one community contact who will help them achieve one action goal and become more involved in the many cycling projects happening around the City.

Participants give their feedback directly to City staff

For the December event, we shared the event with CDOT’s entire Active Transportation Planning team.  It was the perfect opportunity to share feedback directly with the City staff who make hard decisions on pedestrian and cycling infrastructure on a daily basis.

CDOT Slides Dec

CDOT’s Bicycle Program Coordinator Will Washam brought big maps detailing different quadrants of the city.  He asked participants to sketch their usual cycling routes and to offer feedback on where they ride (or would like to ride) and what infrastructure improvements could make the trip more enjoyable.

Click here to see all of CDOT’s slides for the event

Thank you to CDOT and to our sponsors for this event, and the Knight Foundation.

Did you miss Shifting Gears?  No worries, the series will return in 2019.  Look for our announcement for the February event date.

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