Capital Investment Plan


Part of the Capital Investment Plan

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​Program overview

T​he City of Charlotte is partnering with Mecklenburg County to create a 30+-mile trail and greenway facility that will stretch from the City of Pineville​ through Center City and on to the UNC Charlotte campus and Cabarrus County line. Once completed, the Cross Charlotte Trail will allow residents to travel seamlessly from one end of Charlotte to the other. Approximately 140,000 residents and 130,000 jobs will be within walking distance of the proposed trail and the adjacent greenways that connect to it.   

​Program goals

  • ​​​​To be nationally recognized by putting Charlotte among the top 25 ​cities in the country with the most multi-use trails  

  • ​To be continuous by closing the gaps between existing trails, thereby creating 26-miles of continuous trail for commuting and exploring as you travel to your desired destination  

  • To be connected by providing a seamless path connecting people to the larger trail network without using a car  

  • To be separated by creating a comfortable trail separating you from vehicle traffic for a safe and enjoyable experience   

  • To be convenient by offering transportation choices and convenient access to neighborhoods and businesses across Charlotte​  

Public involvement

​​Since the summer of 2014, the project team has engaged the public through a series of pop-up meetings and public meetings. 

Program cost

$112.9 million for segments 1 through 11