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  • NE Corridor light rail / bike trail Stakeholder Group begin meetings – The first of 3 meetings begins on Sept. 29 and will be conducted by John Cock of Alta bike/ped consulting firm. John is a devoted and highly regarded urban planner and cyclist and founder of the Charlotte Commuter Mentor Program. Members of the Stakeholder Group include reps from Center City Partners, NoDA, North End Partners, Queens College, UNCCharlotte Cycists, Queens College, and CABA reps Dan Faris and Andrew Street.
  • Bike rack update – Good news: it looks like we will get another 12 racks at BofA branch banks in neighborhood locations throughout Charlotte. Linda Construction has installed several racks at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, the Music Factory and other locations under CABA’s $20,000 bike rack to CDOT to place 100 – 2 bike racks on commercial sites in Charlotte. Other racks will go to 15 Harris Teeters, UNCC Research Park office buildings, Common Market/South End etc.  Any suggestions ? Let us know by clicking the cloud bubble below.
  • Durham gets the Bronze – Durham joins 4 other NC communities in receiving a Bronze level rating from the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) for its bicycle programs and infrastructure. This award is given twice each year. In addition to Charlotte, the other NC cities are: Davidson, Cary, Carborro and Greensboro. (Surprisingly, Chapel Hill is not on the list !).
  • Bicycle Kids Safety Rodeo in Plaza Midwood –  Sat. October 9, 9:00 – 11 a.m. – the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Midwood Baptist Church  –  in the main parking lot at 2029 Mecklenburg Ave.  Police officers  will teach kids how to ride safely on sidewalks and streets, check for correct helmet and bicycle fit, and answer questions  about the rules of the road. Refreshments will be provided.  For additional information, please contact Lauren at lakblackburn@yahoo.com


  1. Patrick says:

    YES Ru San’s (and the rest of that strip mall) needs racks. Last time I was there I locked up to a crown myrtle and got bitten up by red ants when I returned to unlock it post-sushi.

  2. Charlotte says:

    Chapel Hill also received the bronze-level designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community, and Carrboro was re-designated and raised from bronze to silver.

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