Charlotte Department of Transportation

A Trifling Place
4:03 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

A Trifling Place, Episode 16: Where The Sidewalks At?

A slide from a presentation during an AARP summit, Making A More Livable Mecklenburg, showing examples of dangerous streets in Charlotte. In 2011, the city established a sidewalk retrofit policy with a goal of adding 375 miles of new sidewalks by 2035.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department

Welcome to A Trifling Place, a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte. 

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Local News
10:20 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Seniors At AARP Summit: We Want To 'Age In Place'

Dan Gallagher, the transportation planning manager with the Charlotte Department of Transportation.
Tasnim Shamma

There's a long list of things that senior citizens in Charlotte want:  affordable housing, better building standards, more transportation options, sidewalks and greenways.

AARP sponsored a conference today at Queens University that included top city leaders, city planners and residents to discuss ideas for improving Charlotte's quality of life.

If there was one message AARP and community members wanted to send the city, it was that they wanted to be able to age in place. As in, retire in Charlotte and not see their quality of life deteriorate.

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Local News
5:35 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Skyline Worry: Noise Walls Along I-277 Stir Debate

Rendering of noise wall on I-277 near 11th and Poplar Streets in the 4th Ward

The project to add high occupancy toll lanes on I-77 from uptown Charlotte north to Mooresville will bring more traffic noise to homes and businesses along the road.  So, the DOT wants to build concrete noise walls along several stretches, including northern parts of the 277 loop. It’s that part of the wall that city leaders are concerned could block the view of the uptown skyline. But, as WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen reports, the choice of whether to build the wall or not falls to a handful of residents and property owners.

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