CLT Street Life

CDOT has pilot and permanent programs underway, seeking community input and innovative ways to provide a variety of transportation options to everyone. Please visit the Programs below for more information on current and previous pilot programs.

Shared Streets Pilot Program

The City of Charlotte has determined that it is time to pause the Shared Streets pilot program. The first pilot phase was implemented in May 2020 as a response to requests for additional outdoor recreation space during the Covid-19 pandemic. The city rolled out two more phases during the summer months for a total of nine designated Shared Streets throughout the city. 

Shared Streets Pilot Program

Phase 2: Central Ave Bus Lane Pilot Program

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. 

Phase 1: Shared Bus-Bike Lane Pilot Program

Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) implemented the city’s first shared bus/bike lane on 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 Charlotte Transit Center to create a single combined bus/bike lane. During the pilot, CDOT collected feedback and data on a variety of performance measures. This information was influential in the decision for the lane to become permanent. 

Shared Bus-Bike Lane

Shared Mobility Program

​A key element of the city's vision includes creating a high-energy, hyper-connected, safe community. The City of Charlotte is working to achieve that vision through the addition of a Shared Mobility Program, which includes the E-Scooter Share Program. Visit the Shared Mobility Page for more information.

Neighborhood Traffic Circles Program

​City forces installed two temporary neighborhood traffic circles or "mini-roundabouts" at the following intersections: Belrose Lane at Castlewood Road, and Jameston Drive at Irby Drive. Over a period of several weeks, these two neighborhood traffic circles will be evaluated for their effectiveness as a traffic calming and placemaking treatment. View the news release for more information.​

Neighborhood Traffic Circle Pictures

NoDa On-street Parking Enforcement Pilot:

The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) is starting a pilot project beginning in January 2018 to improve traffic and pedestrian safety in NoDa. 

CDOT is increasing awareness, education and enforcement of on-street parking regulations in the area bounded by North Davidson Street to North Alexander Street, from North Brevard to 36th streets. Visit the NoDa On-street Parking Pilot page for more information.  

NoDa On-street Parking Enforcement Pilot

The Plaza Separated Bicycle Lane Demonstration Project:

The Plaza Demonstration Project Findings Report is now available. This report summarizes  the separated bicycle lane project that occurred on The Plaza from May 7 through May 14, and includes summary data on vehicle speeds and counts, bicycle activity, and from public input collected during and after the project was completed.​