2020 CENTER CITY PLAN update

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Bike sharing: it's hot ! Click on image for blowup.

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.


One Response to 2020 CENTER CITY PLAN update

  1. andrew israel says:

    “What is now proved was once only imagined.”

    -William Blake

    I was really, really surprised Mr. Iacafano’s
    presentation last night. Considering how dry the tone
    has been at these type of gatherings in the past,
    I really was impressed at the spirit of his message.

    It gives me a tremendous amount of hope for the health
    of Charlotte as it pertains to the future of our children. The intention of making Charlotte the
    Portland of the East, yes he said it, would be
    quite a paradigm shift. Let it be so.The Wind, One Brilliant Day

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    The wind one brilliant day by Antonia Machado

    The wind, one brilliant day, called
    to my soul with an odor of jasmine.

    “In return for the odor of my jasmine,
    I’d like all the odor of your roses.”

    “I have no roses; all the flowers
    in my garden are dead.”

    “Well then, I’ll take the withered petals
    and the yellow leaves and the waters of the fountain.”

    the wind left. And I wept. And I said to myself:
    “What have you done with the garden that was entrusted to you?”

    Translated by Robert Bly

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