Please see the following copy of a Charmeck email for more information on the Cross Charlotte Trail:
You are receiving this e-mail because you either signed up to receive periodic updates about the 26-mile Cross Charlotte Trail or you were one of the approximately 200 people that attended the Cross Charlotte Trail Master Plan meeting on June 30, 2015. The meeting was a tremendous success and we could feel the energy and enthusiasm for the Cross Charlotte Trail (XCLT) throughout the rooms!
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 shared how trails improve quality of life through recreation, commuting and connectivity options while encouraging economic development and tourism.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the XCLT with us. We asked, “How do you think the XCLT will benefit Charlotte?” Here’s what we heard from you: XCLT video
Want to hear more? Tune in to WFAE onJuly 21, 9 a.m.
On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Charlotte Talks will dedicate a one-hour episode to the XCLT on at WFAE, 90.7 FM.
Program guests will include:
- Joe Frey of City of Charlotte Engineering & Property Management, XCLT Project Manager.
- Jay Higginbotham of Mecklenburg County Asset & Facility Management, Greenway Project Manager.
- Ty Houck, Director of Greenways for Greenville County, SC, expert on Greenville’s popular and successful Swamp Rabbit Trail.
- Candace Damon of consultant firm HR&A, expert on economic development potential of urban trails.
The show will air live Tuesday at 9 a.m. and be rebroadcast at 9 pm. It can also be streamed from the station’s web site, WFAE, Charlotte Talks.
Share your thoughts about the XCLT on the interactive trail map below.
You can view and comment on the proposed alignments, add destinations or propose new routes with the interactive trail map. To access the map portal, click on the map below.
Interactive Trail Map
The City of Charlotte is partnering with Mecklenburg County to create a 26-mile trail and greenway facility that will stretch from the City of Pineville, through Center City and on to the UNC Charlotte campus and Cabarrus County line. This trail is being named the Cross Charlotte Trail (XCLT). When completed, residents will be able to travel seamlessly from one end of Charlotte to the other. Approximately 98,000 jobs and 80,000 residents will be within a half mile of the proposed trail, which will connect to many treasured places and major employment centers.