Capital Investment Plan

XCLT blazeThe Cross Charlotte Trail (XCLT)

Part of the Capital Investment Plan

Planning for the trail segments between Mallard Creek Church Road and the Cabarrus County Line is almost finished and design is about to start. Watch the video above to learn more about these segments. Then, then take a feedback survey so we can learn more about how you'd like to use the trail.

Cross Charlotte Trail map August 2019

​U​pcoming XCLT events





​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. Learn more about where we've been and what people are saying.  

Program cost

$92.4 million for segments 1 through 9 (from Tyvola Road to Rocky River Road)

Costs for segments 10 and 11, from Mallard Creek Church Road to the Cabarrus County line, will be determined after advanced planning is completed.


Tom Russell, P.E.
Program Manager, Urban Infrastructure
Department of General Services
Scott Curry
Charlotte Department of Transportation

​​Cross Charlotte Trail segments (managed by the City of Charlotte) - South to North

​Cros​s Charlotte Trail segments (managed by Mecklenburg County and partially funded by the City of Charlotte)

​Little S​ugar Creek Greenway segments (managed by Mecklenburg County)

​​​Blaze to be installed along the trail