Independence Area sidewalk and bikeway improvements program

Part of the Capital Investment Plan

Program overview

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

Program goals

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

Public involvement

​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.​

The project team hosted two open houses took place in January 2018 at Ovens Auditorium and Independence Regional Library to ​get the community's input in determining the best way to add sidewalk and bikeway connections​ along Independence Boulevard from Briar Creek Road to Mason Wallace Park and Campbell Creek Gree​nway. 

Program funding

$8 million

  • $2 million from voter-approved bond funding in 2016

  • $4 million from voter-approved bond funding in 2018

  • $2 million from proposed bond funding in 2020, pending voter approval

​Program contacts

Dan Leaver, PE, Assoc. DBIA
Senior Engineering Project Manager
Engineering & Property Management

Paul Benton, EI
Engineering Project Manager - Design
Charlotte Department of Transportation​

Brandon Brezeale, PE
Senior Engineer
Charlotte Department of Transportation