I love it when a plan comes together, and a good plan is shaping up to make Charlotte a more bike-friendly city.
It isn’t that nothing had been happening in our city. Over the last few years, much has.
For example, we increasingly see evidence of the city’s Bicycle Master Plan coming to ground (When the city has widened or resurfaced many streets, it’s added bike lanes). A nonprofit focused on increasing transportation options and their usage was launched. And last fall, city residents approved bond dollars for a 26-mile cross-Charlotte greenway trail.
I became more aware of Charlotte’s cycling efforts after a trip to Copenhagen last year. Suddenly, I noticed bike lanes and bike route signs, and I joined a group of Charlotte leaders in a rush-hour bike ride in and out of Uptown Charlotte to experience what we have and what we’re missing.