Hundreds come June 30 to help plan Cross Charlotte Trail

Jul 18, 2015 | Economic Development

Visitors to the June 30 meeting were asked to “vote” on possible alignments for some sections of the trail.

By the Charlotte City Manager’s office

On June 30, city and county staff hosted the second community workshop to receive input on the Cross Charlotte Trail (XCLT) Master Plan. More than 250 residents attended the first interactive meeting in January, and despite a brief thunderstorm, more than 200 residents attended the June meeting.
Attendees were asked to identify trail preferences such as amenities, where the trail should be built in sections where options exist, and how and where they would travel along the trail. Staff also provided an introductory presentation on how trails improve quality of life through recreation, commuting, and connectivity options while encouraging economic development and tourism.

 See the news reports

The team asked attendees, “How do you think the XCLT will benefit Charlotte?” Here’s how residents responded.

News outlets covered the XCLT meeting and shared these reports: Time Warner Cable News, and popular blog Charlotte Agenda.

Share your ideas with planners

A Wiki map is available online for residents to provide feedback relative to specific areas of the trail. For trail updates, residents can receive information through Notify Me or follow along on social media by using the #XCLT hashtag.

The XCLT team is developing the master plan and continues to identify priority segments of the trail. Mecklenburg County is completing design of the Cordelia Park area, and the XCLT team will present the county interlocal government agreement and contract amendments to council in August or September.

CLICK HERE to visit the Cross Charlotte Trail Website for much more information including a general map of the trail.

WFAE’s Charlotte Talks Featuring Cross Charlotte Trail

Tune in to 90.7 FM or stream live on WFAE’s website on Tuesday, July 21, at 9 a.m. or 9 p.m. to hear Cross Charlotte Trail project team members talk about trail development and its impact on the community.


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