Progress in NC
At the State level: Looks like NC Dept of Transp (NCDOT) is finally going thru a way overdue culture change to less as a road building monopoly and more an agency that builds for all users of streets – including transit pedestrians and of course bicyclists. Nudging them towards this goal has been a major focus of CABA and our sister non-profit at the State level- NCATA (North Carolina Active Transportation Alliance) for the last 3 years. We now hear that NCDOT has advertised nationally for consultants and has gathered a committee to help them co-chaired by Tracy Newsome from the Charlotte Dept of Transp (CDOT). See SEARCH box for more about “Complete the Streets”.