The City of Charlotte is partnering with Mecklenburg County to create a 26-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 98,000 jobs and 80,000 residents will be within a half-mile of the proposed trail, which will connect to many treasured places and major employment centers.
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
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 funding of $35 million from the Community Investment Plan
$5 million from voter-approved public improvement bonds in 2014
$25 million from voter-approved transportation bonds in 2016
$5 million from proposed transportation bonds in 2018
The Community Investment Plan approved by City Council in 2013 calls for voters to consider approval of funding for a number of infrastructure programs. A voting referendum was held in 2014, with future referenda in 2016, 2018 and 2020. For this project, if voters approve funding, City staff will engage the community to determine the details of what will ultimately be built. Once these details are known, the cost of the project will be estimated and published. Learn more about the Community Investment Plan at http://charlottefuture.com