Urban areas like Charlotte require rail, buses, greenways and bike options, says Sustain Charlotte’s executive director (The Charlotte Ledger)

On some of the biggest local issues in the Charlotte region — from transit plans to land use regulations — the organization Sustain Charlotte has been at the table.

The nonprofit advocates for smart, sustainable growth. It has been a major backer of Charlotte’s transit plan, the Unified Development Ordinance and more parks, greenways and sidewalks.

Charlotte Ledger editor Tony Mecia talked last week with Sustain Charlotte’s executive director, Shannon Binns, about those and other topics.

Read the full Transit Time article.