Cross Charlotte Trail - Brandywine Road to Tyvola Road


​A segment of the Cross Charlotte Trail ​​

Project phase

 Upcoming XCLT events



View this virtual fly-through video of the Cross Charlotte Trail starting at Brandywine Road behind Park Road Shopping Center traveling southward to Tyvola Road. Please note that the specific alignment of the trail, as well as features along the trail such as bridges and public art, are subject to change based on factors such as permitting, real estate ac​quisition and construction costs. 


 Project updates

​This project will complete a segment of the Cross Charlotte Trail that will also be a part of Little Sugar Creek Greenway from its current end at Brandywine Road south to Tyvola Road, where it will connect to a further extension being constructed by Mecklenburg County. 

View the map here (10MB). Please note this is a large file and may take a few moments to load, depending on the speed of your internet connection.

The goals for this section of the trail are to be the following:

  • Comfortable  - separated from streets and motor traffic and up to 16 feet wide

  • Accessible and bicycle-friendly - hard surface suitable for bikes and wheelchairs, smooth turns and limited slopes to meet ADA requirements

  • Connected - Easy walking and biking connections from adjacent neighborhoods and destinations

  • Enjoyable - Amenities to enhance enjoyment and safety, such as signage, benches, trashcans, landscaping, aesthetic treatments and public art

  • Expandable - Provide opportunities for additional connections and amenities in the future

Since early 2014, the project team has been out in the community engaging residents and businesses. Find out where the team has been and what people are saying at XCLT in​​​​ the community​.​ Visit the "project updates" section at the top of this page for dates and locations of upcoming meetings.​

For this section of the trail, the following public meetings have taken place:
  • October 4, 2016 at the Queens University Sports Complex on Tyvola Road
  • January 27, 2015 at the Queens University Sports Complex on Tyvola Road

$25 million

​​​Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.

​​Design renderings

Please note these renderings are for illustrative purposes only. Specific features could change based on alignment modifications, construction costs and other factors.


 Project contacts

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​​​Cross Charlotte Trail marker​This trail marker will guide pedestrians and cyclists along the Cross Charlotte Trail​

​​Public art by Laurel Holtzapple and Shaun Cassidy

​Rivulet at Brandywine Plaza 

This installation will be located on the edge of Brandywine Road behind Pa​​​​rk Road Shopping Center. Inspired by the rivulets and creeks of the area, "Rivulet" flows and gathers into a large thread of water made of steel. Thousands of plants originate at the sculpture and weave throughout the site, setting the stage for a dramatic visual experience.

Sycamore at the Selwyn Trailhead

The American sycamore is the grand tree of the floodplains throughout the Southeast, including the Little Sugar Creek. Exfoliated bark and leaves from sycamre trees can be seen floating down the creeks. The inspiration for "Sycamore" came from this natural process. Three concrete textured seats in puzzle pieces stylized from sycamore bark offer a seating area at the Selwyn Trailhead, a pocket park located at the corner of Selwyn Avenue and Park Road​ containing a spur trail to the XCLT. The seats are set within an exposed aggregate plaza and wrapped in a Piedmont prairie of native grasses and wildflowers.