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A bicycle friendly community offers a higher quality life. Bicycling provides an alternative to congested streets, a cleaner environment and contributes to improved physical health and mental well being. As in other cities, more people in Charlotte are discovering these and many other benefits of bicycling. The Charlotte Department of Transportation Bicycle Program is working to make bicycling in Charlotte safer and more efficient. The City has adopted long range bicycle plans identifying steps to help Charlotte become a city where cyclists can feel comfortable riding to work, running errands or simply enjoying a neighborhood ride with the family.

Charlotte is building the infrastructure to make cycling better. In the coming years, the City will increase its inventory of bike lanes, signed routes, paved shoulders and bicycle racks. In recognition of its efforts to improve its bicycle environment, the City of Charlotte was recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as a 2008-2012 Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) at the bronze level.

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City of Charlotte Bicycle Plan

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For more information on CDOT's Bicycle Program, contact the Bicycle Program Manager Ken Tippette at 704-336-2278.