Charlotte Gets Funding for Bike Infrastructure Plan
Charlotte's bike plan has the potential to create a great resource to the city, and was approved by the city council in 2017. "But despite the work that went into it, getting it through the budget process unharmed was never a sure thing. So this month, when the city council approved an annual budget with the full $4 million that was called for in the bike plan, advocates breathed a sigh of relief," Jared Brey reports for Next City.
The quickly growing city now has set aside the funds to grow it's bike lane network. "Of the $4 million allocated for the plan, $3.3 million is dedicated to constructing new bike lanes, including protected bike lanes, painted lanes, and shared-use paths," Brey writes.