Sidewalk and Pedestrian Safety Program
- Project typeSidewalks
- Project budget$50 million from voter-approved bonds in 2022
People walk for a variety of reasons—whether to travel to work or the store, or simply for recreation, and the best walks are along streets that are comfortable, attractive, well-proportioned to adjacent buildings, and lined with interesting activities. Charlotte’s streets are our primary public space, and their designs should offer a safe, beautiful, and stimulating pedestrian experience. Guided by City Council’s adopted Strategic Mobility Plan, the Sidewalk Program will be used to construct new sidewalk on all arterials and collectors with missing sidewalk.
Every trip begins and ends as a pedestrian, and pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of our streets. Providing a safe, useful, and inviting pedestrian environment will encourage more walking trips, resulting in a sustainable, healthy, and equitable mobility option for residents and visitors alike. Charlotte will work with public and private partners to build a connected, safe, and comfortable pedestrian system that reflects Charlotte’s many contexts and supports peoples’ ability to walk or roll, no matter their age or ability.
If you have any questions/inquiries regarding streets with missing sidewalks, please contact the Sidewalk Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Margaret Wallace Road Sidewalk - Summerfield Ridge Lane to Marshbrooke Road (in progress)
Sardis Road North Sidewalk (in progress)
Tuckaseegee Road Sidewalk (in progress)
University Research Park Sidewalk and Multiuse Paths (in progress)
Sidewalk Gaps & Ramps (ongoing) - Install sidewalks in small gaps and accessible ramps throughout Charlotte