CDOT Kicks Off BIKE! Charlotte with the Mayor's Ride - Bike to Breakfast on Friday, April 27
Charlotte, an annual event for residents to participate in cycling opportunities, is from April 27 to May 13. Local
government and community organizations host over 50 events aimed at
introducing more of our community members to safe and practical ways of
navigating Charlotte by bike. BIKE!
Charlotte events include art tours (by bike), greenway tours, group bike
commuting rides, learn to ride sessions (for kids and adults) and much more.
We invite you to bring a bicycle and helmet to join
hundreds of Charlotte residents as they “Bike to Breakfast” to kick off Bike!
Charlotte 2018. The ride will begin at 7:45 a.m. on Friday, April 27, in the
parking lot behind Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church – 1177 S. Caldwell St.
Participants will ride the short distance to Uptown, enjoy a free breakfast
at the Gov Porch (Government Center Plaza) and hear from featured speakers.
This year’s ride and breakfast at the Gov Porch will
celebrate many of the bicycle-related activities occurring in Charlotte,
including the adoption of the city’s bicycle plan (Charlotte BIKES), ongoing
planning and construction of the Cross Charlotte Trail and the Uptown Connects
For more information on these and other events during
Bike! Charlotte, visit bikecharlotte.org.
CDOT Celebrates Open Streets 704 on Sunday, April 29
The streets will be OPEN from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday April 29th, 2018! Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s fifth Open Streets 704 powered by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina event will be within walking and biking distance of the Plaza Midwood, Belmont, Villa Heights, NoDa, Optimist Park and Commonwealth neighborhoods. Come out and experience the 4 mile route! Visit the Open Streets 704 webpage for more details: http://openstreets704.com/
CDOT Celebrates Safety Awareness
CDOT is committed to providing safe and efficient transportation system not only during National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), but all year long. With spring comes the start of road construction season and the key message to drivers is “Use Extra Caution in Work Zones.”
Even if workers are not visible in work zones, motorists should still expect narrowed or closed lanes, traffic shifts and reduced speed limits as well as other conditions that might affect normal travel.
Thank you for your support and participation in
"Go ORANGE Day"
during Work Zone Awareness Week
Remember Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s Responsibility; please follow these tips to keep you and others safe in work zones.
- Stay Alert
- Pay close attention
- Turn on your headlights
- Watch and obey the signs
- Watch out for road debris
- Don’t tailgate
- Don’t speed
- Don’t drive distracted
- Don’t change lanes in a work zone
- Be patient
- Use alternate routes
- Allow extra travel time
CDOT Pilot Programs
CDOT currently has several pilot programs underway, seeking community input and innovative ways to provide a variety of transportation options to everyone. Please visit the
Pilot Programs page for more information on the current pilots.
- Bike Share (Dockless Bicycles)
- Car Share
- Neighborhood Traffic Circles
- NoDa On-Street Parking Enforcement
- The Plaza Separated Bicycle Lane Demonstration
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