Making our goal come true >
The CABA goal is to make sure a strong bicycle component is included in Uptown and the adjoining 16 neighborhoods. We want workplace showers, strategically placed bike parking, bike sharing, bike lanes, bike boxes, a full service bike station, destination signage, etc. These components are consistent with the 2008 Bike Plan. They are necessary ingredients if Charlotte is to compete with other cities.
But questions remain: Is the 2020 plan going to identify what the bike “modal share” should be in Center City ? Will it be 2000 trips per day ? 5000 trips ? 20,000 trips ? An environmentally sustainable life style means increasing the % of folks biking and walking and decreasing the % driving single occupancy vehicles. A plan without the numbers to back up its vision is just “hope” and not a plan. Especially in recessionary times.
Stay tuned. The final plan in hardcopy form is still a work in progress; CABA was informed today that a draft will be posted for public review “in a few months”. We will report to you at that time.