The City of Charlotte plans to conduct several multimodal planning studies to enhance pedestrian and bicycle travel on portions of arterials (thoroughfares) in Charlotte. The studies will evaluate existing conditions, identify deficiencies, and make recommendations to improve the safety and ease of walking and biking along and across busy streets.

The primary funding source for these studies is a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Planning grant that provides 80% federal funds, in the amount of $200,000, and a required 20% local match, in the amount of $50,000.

Public Workshops: October 4 & 5, 2016. See details below.

Parkwood Avenue and The Plaza Corridor Study AreaParkwood Avenue and The Plaza Corridor Study Area

The Parkwood Avenue & The Plaza Corridor Study will review and asses conditions for pedestrians, bicycles, and drivers between North Brevard Street and Matheson Avenue. The corridor provides a connection for area residents into Uptown and a future LYNX Blue Line light rail station.

In the Fall of 2015, City Council received a petition with over 500 signatures calling for the City to address pedestrian and bicycle issues along the corridor. In response to this petition, Council’s Transportation and Planning Committee requested a study from CDOT.

Public Walking Tours

The City hosted public walking tours for Parkwood Avenue and The Plaza on May 11 and May 12 respectively. Over 60 people attended the two sessions. Participants had the opportunity to review and discuss conditions for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers along the two sections of road. The process included a survey of the conditions for each stop.

Key Dates

Please join city staff at the following times to discuss options and provide comments on potential pedestrian and bicycle improvements on Parkwood Avenue and The Plaza.

Pubilc Workshops at the Belmont Regional Center
700 Parkwood Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205

Tuesday, October 4, 6 – 8 p.m. – Workshop Kick-off
Engage and learn about the constraints, opportunities and options along these corridors

Wednesday, October 5, 7 – 8 p.m. – Workshop Wrap-up
Hear from city staff and the consultant team on preliminary ideas, options and next steps for the corridors

Project documents


Scott Correll

Keith Hines

Posted originally on the Charlotte, NC website here.