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Parkwood Avenue Separated Bike Lanes

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A project resulting from​​ the ​Parkwood Avenue and The Plaza arterial corridor study

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​​In the fall of 2015, City Council received a petition with more than 500 signatures calling for the City to address pedestrian and bicycle issues along the Parkwood Avenue/The Plaza corridor. In response to this petition, Council's Transportation and Planning Committee requested a study be completed by CDOT.  This project is moving forward as a result of this transportation study that CDOT conducted in 2016 for the Parkwood Avenue/The Plaza arterial corridor study.

The boundaries of the project are along Parkwood Avenue from the eastern leg of North Davidson Street to The Plaza. This project includes work between the existing curb lines that proposes new pavement markings that will create buffered bike lanes along the entire project area. Additional improvements will include new traffic signals, pedestrian crossings and median modifications.​​

  • To implement a dedicated space for cyclists by using an existing travel lane.

  • To provide additional mileage to the City of Charlotte’s existing bike network 

  • To provide adequate separation of cyclists from traffic

  • To allow for safer conditions for all modes of transportation including pedestrians   

With direction from Charlotte City Council, project teams seek input from the community in order to build better projects and provide better services. Often, this input comes from the public involvement process used when building capital projects. Neighborhood public meetings are conducted by project teams and consultants in order to solicit ideas from nearby businesses and residents affected by the project and identify their concerns. Upcoming meetings will be posted on the project web page, and affected residents will receive a postcard in the mail.

$3.7 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.



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​​Active projects resulting from the Parkwood Avenue and The Plaza arterial corridor study

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