Projects

​​Arterial corridor study: West Boulevard  

Project information

The West Boulevard Corridor Study is one of three multimodal planning studies to enhance pedestrian and bicycle travel on portions of arterials (thoroughfares) in Charlotte. Each study will evaluate existing conditions, identify deficiencies, and make recommendations to improve the safety and ease of walking and biking along and across busy streets.

The primary funding source for these studies is a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) planning grant that provides 80% federal funds, in the amount of $200,000, and a required 20% local match, in the amount of $50,000.

West Boulevard Corridor Study Area


The West Boulevard Corridor Study will review and assess conditions for pedestrians, bicycles and drivers between Camden Road and Billy Graham Parkway.  

Study recommendations and next steps

Study Findings Report

The West Boulevard Corridor Study Findings Report will be released in September 2017. It will contain a summary of the public involvement process, key issues, and recommended improvements.

Recommendations

  1. Implement near and mid-term recommendations (see map in the Project Documents section)
  2. Implement changes to close sidewalk construction loopholes for developers
  3. Coordinate with other studies and long-range plans
  4. Check-in with residents periodically
  5. Seek opportunities to implement a road diet where traffic conditions allow
  6. Consider future streetscape project(s) for bond funding

Upcoming public involvement opportunities

The public involvement phase of the West Boulevard Corridor Study is complete. The projects resulting from the study will continue to move forward, and additional public meetings will be held as meaningful updates become available. In the meantime, continue to check back to this website for updates. Any neighborhood group that wants an update is encouraged to contact the project manager.

Past public involvement summary

Project Wrap-up Public Meeting

Date:           August 8, 2017
Time:          5 p.m. – 7 p.m
Location:   West Boulevard Branch Library
                    2157 West Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208

City staff recapped the public involvement process, the key concerns, and the near and mid-term recommendations. The next steps for West Boulevard after the completion of the study were laid out, and residents were overwhelmingly in support.

Advisory Group Meeting #3: Study Recommendations Review

Date:         July 25, 2017
Time:          6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Location:   Progressive Baptist Church
                    1600 Clanton Road, Charlotte NC 28217

Advisory Group members recapped the study update meeting and discussed the next steps and long-term considerations for West Boulevard.

Study Update Public Meeting

Date:           July 13, 2017
Time:          5 p.m. – 7 p.m
Location:   West Boulevard Branch Library
                    2157 West Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208

City staff recapped the public involvement process and the key concerns learned from residents during the first public meeting and the walking tours. The “toolbox” of potential solutions that could be used to address the key concerns was explained, and specific locations where projects could be implemented were shown. The proposed recommendations feedback map can be downloaded from the Project Documents section (see upper right of this page, or at the bottom on mobile devices).

Advisory Group Meeting #2

Date:          June 29, 2017
Time:          6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Location:   Progressive Baptist Church
                    1600 Clanton Road, Charlotte NC 28217

Advisory Group participants reviewed and previewed the near and mid-term recommendations to improve conditions for pedestrians on West Boulevard.

Study Kick-off Meeting

Date:           March 21, 2017
Time:          5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location:   West Boulevard Branch Library
                    2157 West Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208

The West Boulevard Corridor Study kick-off meeting was a drop-in style meeting that provided residents with an opportunity to talk to staff about transportation challenges along West Blvd. A variety of topics were covered, including a detailed discussion and review of three segments of the corridor. Maps and summary information produced from this meeting can be downloaded in Project Documents section to the right (at the bottom on mobile devices).

Walking Tours

Date:           April 18, 19 & 20, 2017
Time:          6 p.m. at each location
Location:   West Boulevard Branch Library, CMPD Westover Division, Calvary United Methodist Church

The City of Charlotte hosted three walking tours as part of the West Boulevard Corridor Study. The tours focused primarily on pedestrian mobility on three segments of the corridor. They provided the approximately 40 participants with an opportunity to converse directly with City staff about their experiences and challenges traveling along this corridor. Input collected during the walking tours is being used to help prioritize improvements along the corridor. The walking tour survey summary data will be made available in Project Documents section to the right (at the bottom on mobile devices) soon.

Advisory Group Meeting #1

Date:           May 3, 2017 & June 8, 2017
Time:          5:30 p.m.
Location:   West Boulevard Branch Library
                   2157 West Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208

Date:          June 8, 2017
Time:          6 p.m.
Location:   West Boulevard Branch Library
                   1600 Clanton Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208

The City of Charlotte provided two opportunities to participate in the first Advisory Group meeting due to a communication error. Advisory Group participants reviewed and discussed the results of the first public meeting along with the background data being used to inform the study.

​Contacts​

Keith Hines
704-336-3913

Scott Correll
704-432-5219

Public involvement schedule

March 21 - Project Kickoff Public Meeting

April 18 - Walking Tour #1

April 19 - Walking Tour #2

April 20 - Walking Tour #3

June 8 -  Advisory Group Meeting #1: Existing Conditions & Background Data (repeat content for those who missed the May 3 meeting)

June 29 - Advisory Group Meeting #2: Future Conditions & Planning Context

July 13 - Project Update Public  Meeting                                                

July 25 - Advisory Group Meeting #3: Study Recommendations Review

August 8 - Project Wrap-up Public Meeting

September TBD - Publish Findings Report & Recommendations