​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Charlotte Department of Transportation's key goal is... Connecting Charlotte.​

CDOT is committed to enhancing the driving, bicycling and walking experience through planning, operating and maintaining the City's transportation choices for residents and visitors. An important objective is to sustain, maintain and enhance the City's transportation infrastructure.​

CDOT Kicks Off BIKE! Charlotte with the Mayor's Ride - Bike to Breakfast on Friday, April 27

BIKE! 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 BIKE! Charlotteinclude 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 bikeway project.   

For more information on these and other events during Bike! Charlotte, visit​.

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:


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. National Work Zone Awareness Week

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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

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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