​Charlotte's Pedestrian Program

Every trip starts and ends as a pedestrian trip. The mission of the Pedestrian Program is to make Charlotte a more walkable city by supporting a pedestrian experience that is Safe, Useful, and Inviting. Those three themes are the focus of the Charlotte WALKS Pedestrian Plan and are supported by other adopted policies, like the Transportation Action Plan.

In order to make Charlotte's streets and neighborhoods more walkable, the Pedestrian Program focuses its work in the following three areas:

  1. Community Investments - Read more about how the Pedestrian Program is improving walkability and public health throughout Charlotte.
  2. Education & Outreach - Understand how walkable streets and neighborhoods impact a wide variety of issues.
  3. Long Range Planning - Providing a Safe, Useful, and Inviting pedestrian experience takes planning. Learn more about the Charlotte WALKS pedestrian plan.

Charlotte Receives Statewide Urban Planning Award for Charlotte Walks Pedestrian Plan

The City of Charlotte was recently recognized with a “Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning” award from the North Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAPA). Each year the NCAPA gives awards for the best urban planning projects in the state. This year, Charlotte received the Comprehensive Planning award in the Large Community category for its Charlotte WALKS: Pedestrian Plan. One of the NCAPA awards committee members called Charlotte WALKS “…the most comprehensive pedestrian plan I have ever seen.”



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