Charlotte Strategic Mobility Plan

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What is the Charlotte Strategic Mobility Plan (SMP)?

The Charlotte Strategic Mobility Plan is our…



The Charlotte Strategic Mobility Plan is our…

 

The Charlotte Strategic Mobility Plan will…


How does the SMP align with our other plans?


 

Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan
The vision for our growth


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Unified Development Ordinance
The rules for our growth


Unified Development Ordinance

Strategic Mobility Plan
The strategy to connect it



Strategic Mobility Plan
 

Contacts


Charlotte Department of Transportation

Get Involved!

The Strategic Mobility Plan team is hosting a series of Neighborhood Listening Sessions beginning on August 16th. We need to hear from you! See “Register for a Neighborhood Listening Session".

Stay Connected!

We will be organizing a variety of ways for you to provide input on the development of the Strategic Mobility Plan. Please click the link below so we can keep you in the loop on upcoming engagement opportunities.

State of Mobility Report

The State of Mobility Report is a snapshot of our current transportation and mobility reality. It is a foundation for the SMP and provides an assessment of the physical conditions and socio-demographic trends that affect how Charlotte moves.


Register for a Neighborhood Listening Session

Neighborhood Listening Sessions

Planning Area
Date
Time
Registration Link
East Middle and Outer
16-Aug
5:30 - 7:00 PM
South Outer
16-Aug
7:30 - 9:00 PM
South Middle
17-Aug
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Southwest Outer
18-Aug
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Southwest Middle
18-Aug
7:30 - 9:00 PM
West Inner
19-Aug
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Northeast Inner
24-Aug
5:30 - 7:00 PM
East Inner
24-Aug
7:30 - 9:00 PM
North Inner
25-Aug
5:30 - 7:00 PM
South Inner
26-Aug
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Uptown
26-Aug
7:30 - 9:00 PM
West Outer
30-Aug
5:30 - 7:00 PM
West Middle
31-Aug
5:30 - 7:00 PM
North Middle and Outer
31-Aug
7:30 - 9:00 PM
Northeast Middle and Outer
1-Sep
5:30 - 7:00 PM

How will the SMP engage the community?

Neighborhood Listening Sessions and Town Hall Meetings (Coming Soon!)

The SMP Team will host a series of virtual Neighborhood Listening Sessions to learn more about the transportation needs and priorities that are most important to residents in different parts of Charlotte. These will be followed by a series of Town Hall Meetings that will occur later in the development of the plan. Both the Neighborhood Listening Sessions and the Town Hall Meetings will be geographically focused to help anchor the SMP in the specific mobility needs and challenges in different parts of our city.

Equity Focus Groups

  • Charlotte is a vibrant and diverse community. It’s not always easy for all our residents to participate in traditional forms of community engagement. The Equity Focus Groups acknowledge that by engaging residents from specific underrepresented groups to ensure that the SMP benefits from the diverse perspective of all Charlotte residents.

  • In late 2020, the SMP Team hosted 6 Equity Focus Groups which reached nearly 60 Charlotte residents. The focus groups were planned with intent to recruit participants of African American, Hispanic, Asian and Indigenous ethnic background as well as immigrants, non-English speakers, transit-dependent workers, single-parent households, older adults, members of the ADA community, and people experiencing homelessness. Participants represented people who have stated that they travel using various modes of transit, as well as a diverse representation of gender and ethnicity.

  • The SMP team will host additional focus groups in 2021 to allow for a more nuanced look into the travel habits of diverse participants and allow for more open-ended discussion and account for those populations not represented through other forms of engagement.

Survey (Coming Soon!)

  • In 2020, the SMP team deployed a survey garnering over 1,100 respondents weighing in on mobility habits, preferences, and opinions. An additional online questionnaire/survey will be conducted later this year. The primary purpose of the survey is to evaluate the goals and tradeoffs that will help inform future project prioritization and decision making

Transformational Mobility Network Mapping Tool (Coming Soon!)

  • A key question that the SMP will answer is, “How should we spend our limited transportation dollars?” The SMP will deliver a “Transformational Mobility Network” Map, focused on 6 basic categories, that will illustrate how we can invest to achieve a safe and equitable mobility future for Charlotte. The 6 priority networks that add up to the Transformational Mobility Network are:

    • Rapid Transit (Rail)

    • Bus Priority

    • Greenways

    • Pedestrian

    • Bicycle

    • Roadway

  • This will be an online mapping interface that allows participants to view and comment on the transportation priorities that are most important to them. The interactive map will include a backdrop of information related to specific mobility needs in different parts of Charlotte.

Mayor’s Task Force (Complete)

Community Planning Areas above is the Register for a Neighborhood Listening Session

How will the SMP engage the community?

Neighborhood Listening Sessions and Town Hall Meetings

The SMP Team will host a series of virtual Neighborhood Listening Sessions to learn more about the transportation needs and priorities that are most important to residents in different parts of Charlotte. These will be followed by a series of Town Hall Meetings that will occur later in the development of the plan. Both the Neighborhood Listening Sessions and the Town Hall Meetings will be geographically focused to help anchor the SMP in the specific mobility needs and challenges in different parts of our city.

Equity Focus Groups

  • Charlotte is a vibrant and diverse community. It’s not always easy for all our residents to participate in traditional forms of community engagement. The Equity Focus Groups acknowledge that by engaging residents from specific underrepresented groups to ensure that the SMP benefits from the diverse perspective of all Charlotte residents.

  • In late 2020, The SMP Team hosted 3 equity-based focus groups, 1 focus group for Spanish speaking residents in partnership with Charlotte's Bilingual PreSchool, and 2 focus groups for young adults in partnership with Johnson C. Smith University, for a total of 6 focus groups which reached nearly 60 Charlotte residents. The focus groups were planned with intent to recruit participants of African American, Hispanic, Asian and Indigenous ethnic background as well as immigrants, non-English speakers, transit-dependent workers, single-parent households, older adults, members of the ADA community, and people experiencing homelessness. Participants represented people who have stated that they travel using various modes of transit, as well as a diverse representation of gender and ethnicity.

  • The SMP team will host additional focus groups in 2021 to allow for a more nuanced look into the travel habits of diverse participants and allow for more open-ended discussion and account for those populations not represented through other forms of engagement.

Survey (Coming Soon!)

  • In 2020, the SMP team deployed a survey garnering over 1,100 respondents weighing in on mobility habits, preferences, and opinions. An additional online questionnaire/survey will be conducted later this year. The primary purpose of the survey is to evaluate the goals and tradeoffs that will help inform future project prioritization and decision making

Transformational Mobility Network Mapping Tool (Coming Soon!)

  • A key question that the SMP will answer is, “How should we spend our limited transportation dollars?” The SMP will deliver a “Transformational Mobility Network” Map, focused on 6 basic categories, that will illustrate how we can invest to achieve a safe and equitable mobility future for Charlotte. The 6 priority networks that add up to the Transformational Mobility Network are:

    • Rapid Transit (Rail)

    • Bus Priority

    • Greenways

    • Pedestrian

    • Bicycle

    • Roadway

  • This will be an online mapping interface that allows participants to view and comment on the transportation priorities that are most important to them. The interactive map will include a backdrop of information related to specific mobility needs in different parts of Charlotte.

Mayor’s Task Force (Complete)