Getting people out of automobiles requires providing them with alternative transportation options, making areas more walkable, or providing an alternative that removes the transportation requirement.
Step 1: Create a taskforce to review and update policies that support rapid uptake of last mile modes of transit
The purpose of this taskforce is to target the ‘last mile,’ a specific but crucial element of transportation. The taskforce will need to include internal team members from CATS and CDOT, as well as community stakeholders to identify how this may be better addressed. Last mile modes of transit can include scooters and dock-less bikes.
Step 2: Actively support and further the work of CATS and transportation stakeholders to develop a series of campaigns to overcome negative perceptions of public transportation
This step should work with the communication aspects in Action Area 2 and specifically work with the Content Expert Advisory Group to identify how best to address this. Wider groups for engagement may include the hospitality industry, CMS, and CRVA, among others.
Step 3: Increase last mile opportunities at transit development sites
The development of new sites enables construction that encourages low carbon transportation options such as cycling and mass transportation. The existing planning needs to involve the existing corridors and see the implementation of the additional light rail lines.
Step 4: Develop app or platform that provides for one-stop purchase of tickets for all modes of transit available in Charlotte
The idea behind this is to extend the ticket to include rental of the scooters/bikes as part of the ticket purchase. A further extension could see pre-booking of electric vehicle parking in areas linked to light rail stops.