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​​​​​​Part of the Community Investment Plan

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Program overview

This project will implement the Independence Boulevard Area Plan by providing pedestrian sidewalk and bicycle improvements throughout the Independence Boulevard corridor.​ ​​​​​

Program goals

​T​o enhance neighborhood mobility and accessibility to transit and various uses within the corridor ​

Public involvement

​The City of Charlotte wants your help studying how best to add sidewalk and bikeway connections along the Independence Boulevard North & South Corridor from Briar Creek Road to Sardis Road North. The goal is to provide more transportation choices, connectivity and accessibility. Charlotte’s long-term health and distinction as a competitive city is based on its ability to use national and local best practices to create and sustain com​munities of choice for living, working and recreation. Using $8 million in capital funds from future bonds, the project calls for several elements to make this area more pedestrian-friendly, improve mobility and add connections. The intent of this CIP pre-planning process is to develop a Work Plan to prioritize future sidewalk and bikeway projects, providing the transformation needed to realize the City’s vision.

View the "project  documents" section of this page for presentations and public meeting minutes. 


​Program funding of $8 million from the Community Investment Plan

  • ​$2 million from voter-approved public improvement bonds in 2016
  • $4 million from proposed public improvement bonds in 2018
  • $2 million​ from proposed public improvement bonds​ in 2020

​​​​​​The Community Investment Plan approved by City Council in 2013 calls for voters to consider approval of funding for a number of infrastructure programs. Voters approved bond financing in 2014 and 2016 and will vote on further bond financing in 2018 and 2020. For this project, if voters approve funding, City staff engages the community to determine the details of what will ultimately be built. Once these details are known, the cost of the project is estimated and published. Learn more about the Community Investment Plan at​

Program contact

Sonji Mosley
Project Manager
Engineering & Property Management
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