Charlotte leaders pass the Strategic Mobility Plan (WBTV)

The Charlotte City Council passed its Strategic Mobility Plan Monday, laying the groundwork to make the city less car-dependent and improve transit.

The initiative, part of the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan, is designed to improve Charlotte’s public transportation, calling for a 50-50 mode share.

That means 50% of all travel will happen through walking, cycling, or public transit. Sustain Charlotte celebrated the plan’s passage, saying it’s a significant step toward creating a community with safe and equitable mobility choices.

“We’ve been advocating for this goal since 2020 and are thrilled to see it endorsed by the Charlotte City Council,” Shannon Binns, Sustain Charlotte’s founder and executive director, said in a statement. “This and other goals in the Strategic Mobility Plan will help Charlotte become a city that’s less dependent on cars and is safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders.”

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