Phase 2: Central Ave Bus Lane
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) are working together to implement a new dedicated bus lane along Central Ave from Eastway Dr to the Eastland Transit Center. This dedicated bus lane will also feature an existing bike lane. The Eastbound side traveling towards the Eastland Transit Center is expected to open on September 29, 2020. The Westbound side traveling towards Eastway Dr is expected to open on October 8, 2020.
CATS and CDOT will implement an additional dedicated bus lane on Central Avenue from Eastway to the Eastland Transit Center. The dedicated bus lane will use the existing rightmost travel lane, maintaining the existing bike lane. With the success of Phases 1 and 2, the two lanes could eventually be connected during a Phase 3 extension.
Phase 1: Shared Bus-Bike Lane
CATS and CDOT implemented the City’s first
Shared Bus-Bike Laneon December 16, 2019. The dedicated lane on 4th Street used the existing bicycle lane and the rightmost travel lane between S. McDowell Street and the CTC to create a single combined bus/bike lane.