Independence Area sidewalk and bikeway improvements

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

Project phase


 Project updates

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

  • ​To enhance neighborhood mobility and accessibility to transit and various uses within the corridor ​

​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 communities 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. 

To be determined
Charlotte voters will be asked to approve $2 million of bond funding for the project in November 2016, with additional voter approvals for funding expected to be sought in 2018 and 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​



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