Charlotte Department of Transportation
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 25, 2016
Open Streets 704 and 2016 BIKE! Charlotte
Get active & explore the community
Charlotte, NC— Two events are coming to Charlotte, sure to offer something for just about everyone to help them get active, explore many neighborhoods and connect communities.
Open Streets 704
Some Charlotte streets will temporarily be only open to walkers, bicyclists, dancers, skateboarders and other recreational users but not motor vehicles during Open Streets 704, funded by the Knight Foundation. On Sunday, May 1, Mecklenburg County is partnering with the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and Partners for Parks to launch the premier event, Open Streets 704. Operating hours are scheduled to be from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Open Streets 704 will strengthen neighborhoods by encouraging Charlotte and Mecklenburg area residents to walk, bicycle, and experience the city together.
More information and route details can be found at www.OpenStreets704.com.
2016 BIKE! Charlotte
Many bicycle events are planned including over two weeks of guided rides, bike tours, kids’ bicycle safety rodeos, maintenance clinics, mountain bike races, promotions, bike demos, BikeFest and the University City Duathlon. Kick off will be the Annual Mayor’s Ride to Breakfast on Friday, April 29. Events run from April 29 through May 17. For more information about 2016 BIKE! Charlotte, go to www.bikecharlotte.org.
The Charlotte Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) more than 400 employees work together to ensure we accomplish our mission to provide safe and efficient transportation systems that support economic vitality and quality of life for Charlotte residents and visitors. Well-paved streets with lighting, safe and accessible sidewalks, bicycle lanes, neighborhood traffic programs and efficient intersections are examples of how CDOT is “Connecting Charlotte.”