Charlotte Bicycle Program

Group of cyclists gathered for Open Streets event

The City of Charlotte’s Bicycle Program is committed to improving mobility for people bicycling by creating safer streets, providing better accessibility, and leading education programs that promote bicycling and teach important safety and maintenance skills. The city is committed to fostering safe and inclusive mobility to residents of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, income levels, ages, genders, and abilities while building a connected and thriving city where people come first.

Through strategic planning and community engagement, the Charlotte Bicycle Program works to develop plans, initiatives, and projects that advance bicycling in Charlotte, support the bicycle community, and help Charlotte thrive as a more bike-friendly city.

Celebrate Bike Month

'May is Bike Month - Join the Fun' with a bike tire'

May is National Bike Month! Whether you ride for transportation, fitness, or fun, Bike Month celebrates all the ways people bike. From free bicycle education classes to group rides around the city, the City of Charlotte is partnering with the community to bring residents a variety of events in celebration of Bike Charlotte 2024.

Projects for Safe Streets and Bike Connections

A variety of bicycle projects are underway to improve the safety of all Charlotte residents interested in riding a bicycle or utilizing other micromobility options, such as electric scooters. These citywide projects include new in-street bike facilities, neighborhood bike connections, redesigned intersections, bike-pedestrian bridges and tunnels, secure bike parking, and education programs that support bicycle safety education and provide additional resources to encourage community empowerment.

Bicycle Advisory Committee

Charlotte Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) is comprised of 11 appointed committee members who regularly review bicycle projects and programs to provide strategic recommendations to the City Council and County Commission on implementing policies and addressing bicycle transportation issues. All BAC meetings are open to the public and your ideas are welcome.

City Bike Racks

The City of Charlotte’s Bicycle Program provides inverted-U bike racks to local businesses through the Bicycle Rack Partnership Program. Businesses operating in buildings developed prior city ordinance requirements for bike racks (2005) may be eligible to receive bike racks to install on the property to provide secure, dedicated bicycle parking. To request a city bike rack, contact

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