Projects

South Boulevard & South Tryon Street ‚ÄčArterial Corridor Study

Study overview

The City of Charlotte has completed a study of the South Boulevard and South Tryon Street corridors from Carson Street to Clanton Road. These growth corridors provide a key transportation link from Uptown to nearby neighborhoods including South End, Dilworth and Wilmore. Many apartment buildings and businesses have been constructed along these corridors over the past several years, and the demands on the transportation system in this part of the city continue to evolve.

The recommendations of the South Boulevard and South Tryon Street Corridor Studies were developed over the course of 15 months with extensive input from local residents, businesses and nonprofits. The recommendations include wide sidewalks, new pedestrian crossings, improvements to the Rail Trail, bicycle boulevards and a long-term vision for raised/separated bike lanes on both corridors. View the Final Report and Recommendations for additional information.

Implementation

Charlotte City Council has set aside $6 million in funding for corridor study implementation. That funding will be used to implement the near term recommendations of several corridor studies, including the South Boulevard and South Tryon Street Corridor Studies. These recommendations will also be incorporated into the South End Vision Plan, which is a collaboration between the City of Charlotte and Charlotte Center City Partners. You can read more about the South End Vision Plan at: http://historicsouthend.com/live/south-end-vision-plan/

 Map of study area

 

Contact

Valerie Hanes
General Services
980-214-7624

Projects coming out of the study

Kingston pedestrian hybrid beacon - Expected completion in September 2020

Catherine pedestrian hybrid beacon - To be complete by private developer

Dunavant/Brookhill pedestrian hybrid beacon - Complete

College Street crosswalk improvements near South College Street - Complete

Rensselear pedestrian hybrid beacon - Complete

Midblock at Publix pedestrian hybrid beacon - Complete

Midblock at Mac's Speed Shop pedestrian hybrid beacon - Complete

Other corridor studies

The City of Charlotte is conducting several multimodal planning studies to enhance pedestrian and bicycle travel on portions of arterials (thoroughfares) in Charlotte. The studies evaluate existing conditions, identify deficiencies and make recommendations to improve the safety, ease of walking and biking along and across busy streets. The primary funding source for these studies is a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Planning grant that provides 80% federal funds ($200,000) and a required 20% local match ($50,000).