Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
"Because we pride ourselves in being a walkable and bikeable community, we need our citizens to feel safe on our roads and sidewalks, and pedestrian safety is of utmost importance.” - Mayor John Woods
Vehicles are required to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk according to NC state law.
We appreciate our crosswalk sponsors who help replace missing and damaged flags and ensure flags are evenly distributed between receptacles.
Intersections with flags:
•Beaty Street and Delburg Street•Griffith Street and Watson Street•Main Street and Jackson Street/Glasgow Street•Concord Road and Faculty Drive•Davidson-Concord Road and Robert Walker Drive•Concord Road at Davidson College Presbyterian Church•Concord Road at (Preyer Building)•Concord Road at Baker Drive/Woodland Street (west)•Concord Road at Baker Drive/Woodland Street (east)•Concord Road at St. Alban’s Lane (already sponsored)•South Main Street at Walnut Street•Helen Benson and Summers Walk Boulevards (Summers Walk)Please contact Public Information Officer Cristina Shaul at 704-940-9602 with any questions.
In-street pedestrian crosswalk signs are the best way to get the attention of drivers on our streets. We have placed signs in the middle of selected crosswalks alerting drivers to stop for pedestrians.
Pedestrian Flashing Beacons
We have four flashing beacons at our Griffith Street roundabout crossings, funded through a Safe Routes to School grant from the NC Department of Transportation.
We also have flashing beacons at the intersection of Davidson-Concord Road and Robert Walker Drive.
We encourage our citizens to use these beacons when crossing the road.
• Always lock your bike to a solid object.
• Lock your bike in a well-lit area with high foot traffic.
• Make sure that the object to which you lock your bike cannot be cut.
• Lock according to value - frame first, then back wheel, and finally front wheel.
• Get the tightest fit possible! The less room inside the u-lock or chain, the more difficult it will be for thieves to use their tools.
• Position your lock off the ground with the keyhole facing down.
Bicycle Nonprofits and Organizations
There are a variety of organizations and non profits in our area that promote and educate about bicycle safety. These organizations can be a resource to better understand bicycling in our area. This list is intended to be a resource and is not intended to be an endorsement of any one particular organization.
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Work Group was officially formed in August of 2014. The establishment of this TCC advisory committee grew from a need to ensure consistency and continuity in on-going bicycle and pedestrian planning efforts. The Work Group also works to ensure that bicycle and pedestrian users, planners, and advocates throughout the MPO region have a voice in the planning process.
Safe bicyclist and pedestrian travel is a priority throughout the Charlotte Metropolitan and surrounding
The Work Group’s core mission and goals are listed below. Specific tasks undertaken by the Work Group are anticipated to evolve over time.