Projects

​​​​​​​​Sidewalk and Pedestrian Safety Program

Part of the Capital Investment Plan

Program overview

The Capital Investment Plan includes funding for the Sidewalk and Pedestrian Safety Program to address ongoing pedestrian safety issues for the more than 870,000 current residents. Guided by City Council’s adopted Sidewalk Retrofit Policy, those funds will be used to construct 10 to 12 miles of new sidewalks and to support the City’s goal of constructing 15 new pedestrian crossings per year.

Charlotte has experienced dramatic growth over the past 70 years. During that time, transportation policy in Charlotte focused on providing quick and easy access to automobiles. Sidewalks and pedestrian safety were not a significant part of the City’s transportation strategy.

In the late 1990s that changed, and the City of Charlotte shifted its transportation focus toward creating “Complete Streets” that accommodate all types of users of all different abilities – whether ​on foot, on a bike, in a bus or in a car.

As a part of that policy shift, the Sidewalk & Pedestrian Safety Program was created to build new sidewalks and pedestrian crossings that make Charlotte’s streets and neighborhoods safer and more attractive for walking. The program has constructed more than100 miles of new sidewalks since 2002, improving pedestrian safety and offering citizens a healthy and attractive alternative to travel by car.

Program funding and cost information

$75 million

  • Voter-approved transportation improvement bonds ($15 million each in 2014 and 2016)
  • Proposed transportation improvement bonds ($30​ million in 2018 and $15 million in 2020)

 

 

​​Program contacts


Angela Berry

Program Manager
Charlotte Department of Transportation
704-432-5259
aberry@charlottenc.gov

Scott Curry
Transportation Planner
Charlotte Department of Transportation
704-432-4638
spcurry@charlottenc.gov

Rebecca Chambers, PE
Engineering Program Manager
General Services
704-517-4391
rchambers@charlottenc.gov

Dan Leaver, PE, Assoc. DBIA
Transportation Program Manager
General Services
980-345-0246
dleaver@charlottenc.gov

Additional resources

​Other sidewalk projects

Provide sidewalk on the north side of Alleghany Avenue with pagement restripi​ng to provide bike lanes from Wilkinson Boulevard to Ashley Road.​ The total project length is 1.2 miles.

Budget: $3.66 million
Construction: Late 2020- mid 2021

Provide new sidewalk along the northern side of Ardrey Kell Road, extending from just north of the Tom Short Road intersection northward for 2,400 feet. Improvements include new curb and gutter, incidental widening, milling, resurfacing, pavement markings and accessible ramps.

Budget: $2.03 million
Construction: Mid 2022 - early 2023

​Install .11 miles of new sidewalk along the north side of Kennon Street between Hawthorne Lane and Thomas Avenue.

Budget: $630,000
Construction: Late 2021 - spring 2022

Provides new sidewalk along the south side of West Mallard Creek Church Road from Mallard Creek Road to Claude Freeman Drive (approximately .6 miles). The project will fill a sidewalk gap that exists along a major thoroughfare and provide safer walking conditions for nearby residents and businesses.

Budget: $3.485 million
Construction: Late 2020 - fall 2021

​Construct a half mile of new sidewalk along the south side of Margaret Wallace Road from Campbell Creek to Old Gate Drive in order to improve pedestrian access along the corridor.

Budget: $1.92 million
Construction: Mid 2020 - early 2021

Construct new sidewalk along the north side of Margaret Wallace Road from Independence Boulevard to Marshbrooke Road in order to improve pedestrian access along the corridor

​This project will install sidewalk along NC51/Pinevile-Matthews ​Road between Echo Forest Drive and Alexander Road, as well as along Alexander Road between NC51/Pineville-Matthews Road and Lost Oak Road.

Budget: $4 million
Construction: Mid 2021 - fall 2022

​This project will install approximately .5 miles of sidewalk along Old Providence Road between English Meadows​​ Lane to Lancer Drive and will include storm drainage improvements.

Budget: $1.3 million
Construction: Late 2020 - mid 2021

​Install 1,100 feet of sidewalk, along with storm drainage and curb & gutter, along Pleasant Grove Road from Hipp Road to Oakdale Elementary School. This project will fill a critical gap in the sidewalk network.

Budget: $1.35 million
Construction: Mid 2020 - late 2022

Provide sidewalk on the south side of the street from Tuckaseegee Road to the drive way at 1705 Queen City Drive. 

Budget: $700,000
Construction: Spring 2020 - fall 2020

Install a 6-foot-wide sidewalk with an 8-foot-wide planting strip along the north side of Sharon Road from Bramwyck Drive to Chandworth Road.​

Budget: $1.25 million
Construction: Early to mid-2022

This project will install sidewalks in small gaps as well as accessible ramps throughout Charlotte.​

Provide 1,000 feet of 6-foot-wide sidewalk along the north side of Sunnyside Avenue from Louise Avenue to Hawthorne Lane.​

Budget: $900,000
Construction: Late 2020