Phase 2: Central Ave Bus Lane
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) worked together to implement a new dedicated bus lane along Central Ave from Eastway Dr to the Eastland Transit Center. This dedicated bus lane also featured an existing bike lane. The eastbound side traveling towards the Eastland Transit Center was opened on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. On Thursday, October 8, 2020, the bus lane became fully operational and open from both directions.
CATS and CDOT implemented an additional dedicated bus lane on Central Avenue from Eastway to the Eastland Transit Center. The dedicated bus lane uses the existing rightmost travel lane, maintaining the existing bike lane.
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.