Charlotte Bicycling

Bicycle Paths, Tracks and Kiosks

Suggested Bike Route

Cycle Track

B-Cycle

When it comes to biking, Charlotte’s on a roll. Biking around Center City is constantly improving and let’s face it – experiencing our gorgeous city is better by bike. And it’s getting even better, thanks to exciting projects underway. Plus, getting around by bike is easier than you think. Ditch the drive, rock the ride. Charlotte is steadily growing and gaining widespread appeal as a tourist destination, which means a lot more people on our roads. Using alternative transportation is our best option for handling the increased numbers.

Thankfully, employers and builders are getting hip to this notion, as evidenced by workplace incentives and added amenities that encourage biking. Don’t own a bike? No problem – Charlotte B-cycle, our local bike sharing program, has you covered.

Download the Charlotte Area Bike Map

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EVENTS | FUTURE PLANS | RESOURCES | CYCLE TRACK INFO | NEIGHBORHOOD MAPS

Did you experience the Uptown Protected Bike Lane Demo, which ran from Oct. 22-29, as a cyclist, pedestrian or motorist? We want to hear your thoughts on the demo lane in a quick 3-minute anonymous survey.


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Upcoming Bike Events

Sunday, November 19
Charlotte Cranksgiving

Sunday, November 19
Trips For Kids Charlotte – FriendRaiser Pint Night

Wednesday, December 20
QCB & Bulldog Beer Xmas Light Ride

 

FUTURE PLANS

Getting around by bike in Charlotte is getting even better, thanks to exciting projects like new connections from our many greenways into Uptown and a two-way protected cycle track along 6th Street that’s currently being designed.

WHAT IS A CYCLE TRACK?

A cycle track is a bike lane protected by a physical barrier from cars, parked cars and sidewalks. A cycle track runs two ways so you can cross town more safely. It provides a predictable space and minimizes potential conflicts between people who walk, cycle, and drive. We currently have a pilot cycle track planned for 6th Street and another pilot along John Belk Freeway. A completed cycle track block can be found at 12th Street between Brevard and Caldwell.

WHY DO WE NEED THEM
IN CHARLOTTE?

Charlotte is steadily growing in population and gaining widespread appeal as a tourist destination, which means a lot more people on our roads. Using alternative transportation is our best option for handling the increased numbers and cycling is a convenient, healthy way to commute!

HOW BIKING BENEFITS EMPLOYERS


INCREASED ATTENDANCE

The more often an employee cycles and the longer the distance traveled, the lower the rate of absenteeism.

FEWER ACCIDENTS

Cities with high bicycling rates
tend to have lower crash rates
for all road users.

HEALTHY EMPLOYEES

Alternative modes of transportation such as biking promote a healthier, active lifestyle that leads to happier, more productive employees.

Want to make your company more bike-friendly?

Download our guidebook for employers

ROCK THE RIDE

Register at Way2Go and get access to a number of resources for commuting! Plan your route and find fellow commuters who can help you determine the safest route from home to work and back again.

Register now!

SEE CHARLOTTE BY BIKE
Neighborhood Maps

One of the things holding people back from commuting to work by bike is not knowing which route is the most bike-friendly. We’ve done the work for you and have developed the best of suggested routes into and around Center City Charlotte from each neighborhood/direction in orange. Take a look at the neighborhood maps or download the whole area PDF.

FreeMoreWest / Wesley Heights / Biddleville / Historic West End

South End/ Dilworth / Second Ward / Third Ward

Uptown

Elizabeth / Eastover / Cherry

Fourth Ward / Greenville / North End

Plaza Midwood / Villa Heights / Chantilly

Dilworth / Myers Park