Charlotte’s dedication to mobility and connectivity is visible throughout Center City.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport is located only five miles from Uptown
Center City is at the nexus of the region’s road and transit network
Scooter and electric-assist bike share options make it fun to travel through South End, Uptown, and Midtown, especially with new protected bike lanes, the Rail Trail, and greenways
Charlotte is committed to making significant investments in a Transformational Mobility Network that is estimated to cost $13.5 billion over 18 years. The new and expanded infrastructure includes transit, trails, roadways, walkways, and bikeways to better connect the community.
In collaboration with partners in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, CCCP is committed to advancing projects and initiatives that increase connectivity with Center City.
Charlotte Gateway Station
The City of Charlotte and the North Carolina Department of Transportation have begun work on Charlotte Gateway Station, a multi-modal transportation hub in the heart of the region servicing:
Amtrak passenger rail / NC Rail
Intercity bus service
Local & Express CATS bus service
Gold Line streetcar
Future commuter/high-speed rail
Silver Line Rail Trail
Construction on the first phase of the project, which includes track, signals, bridges, and platforms, should be complete in 2023. CCCP is partnering with the public and private sectors to deliver on the vision for this project, identified in the 2010 and 2020 Center City Vision Plans.
Charlotte Transit Center Redevelopment
In 2021, the City of Charlotte received a $15 million federal grant to be used toward the redevelopment of the Charlotte Transportation Center (CTC) on East Trade Street. This new transit center would be built on the current site in conjunction with a proposed high-density development on the same block and adjacent site across Fourth Street. The project is currently in planning stages.
Rail Trail Pedestrian Bridge
Pre-construction work is currently under way for a pedestrian bridge that will close a critical gap in the Charlotte Rail Trail and provide an important link between Uptown and South End.This iconic bridge will be built through a public-private partnership among the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Department of Transportation, CCCP and private sector investors. U.S. Bank has committed $1 million to the project as its presenting sponsor. The bridge is estimated to open in 2025.
The LYNX Silver Line is a proposed 29-mile, 29-station light rail project from the City of Belmont in Gaston County, through Center City and east to Union County. The proposed intersection of the Silver- and Blue lines holds a major development opportunity on the north side of Uptown.
South End Light Rail Station
A new station for the LYNX Blue Line will be located between the New Bern and East/West Boulevard stations. The City of Charlotte approved a $1.9 million contract to plan and design the new station. CCCP initiated a public-private partnership to fund this project, which will serve a critical gap in the rail system and provide needed pedestrian connectivity in the neighborhood.
This network of separated bike lanes through the Central Business District will connect to over 40 miles of bikeways into and across Center City, enabling safe and comfortable bicycle commuting and recreation. The Charlotte Department of Transportation completed the 5th/6th
street section of the cycle track in 2021. CCCP is partnering with CDOT to advance additional sections of this network.