The City of Charlotte is committed to becoming a more ”walkable” community as part of an overall strategy for advancing a balanced transportation system that accommodates motorists, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
Transportation Action Plan (TAP
) calls for the prioritization, design, construction and maintenance of convenient and efficient transportation facilities to improve safety, neighborhood livability, promote transportation choices and meet land use objectives. Objective 2.7 of the draft 2011 TAP calls for the City to construct 375 miles of new sidewalks by 2035. Policy 2.7.3 calls for sidewalks to be constructed consistent with Urban Street Design Guidelines (adopted in 2007), and every effort shall be made to meet the intent of the guidelines when designing sidewalk projects. Under current funding, at least 10 miles of new sidewalks are to be completed each year to meet that goal.
This project is federally funded as part of the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant approved by Charlotte City Council on July 21, 2010. This project will include the construction of sidewalk along the south side of South Tryon Street from Tyvola Road to Nations Ford Road. Work will be performed within the right-of-way or acquired easements. Improvements, where applicable, will include sidewalk, planting strips, accessible ramps, driveways, pedestrian refuge island, bus pads, retaining walls and storm drainage.