Bicycle Paths, Tracks and Kiosks
Suggested Bike Route
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.
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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.
Upcoming Bike Events
Sunday, November 19
Sunday, November 19
Trips For Kids Charlotte – FriendRaiser Pint Night
Wednesday, December 20
QCB & Bulldog Beer Xmas Light Ride
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
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
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?
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.
SEE CHARLOTTE BY BIKE
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.