West Sugar Creek Mobility Corridor: Connecting People to Opportunity

As a recipient of a 2023 RAISE Grant totaling $12 million, the City of Charlotte, North Carolina will create new and improved active transportation and mobility infrastructure on one of the city’s priority corridors – West Sugar Creek Road. This investment will enable the city and their partners to implement upgraded pedestrian crossings, smart lighting, enhanced sidewalk connections, and a new multi-use path, forming a safe pedestrian network between new mobility hubs, a light rail station, and two neighborhood centers. The grant will also assist in the creation of three technology-driven mobility hubs which connect residents to flexible transit options, high frequency bus routes, and the LYNX light rail. These enhancements will protect non-motorized travelers from traffic safety risks, reduce fatalities in the corridor, support local businesses, community assets, and public health, all while providing access to jobs and services.

West Sugar Creek: The Corridor of Opportunity
The West Sugar Creek Mobility Corridor has been designated by the City of Charlotte as a ‘Corridor of Opportunity.’ The corridor connects two neighborhoods, Derita and Hidden Valley, which are ethnically diverse, have strong community identities, and are historically significant to the City of Charlotte. Along the corridor are Areas of Persistent Poverty and census tracts categorized as Historically Disadvantaged Communities. The corridor is a critical piece of infrastructure as it connects the neighborhoods to commercial nodes, I-85 and NC-29 / North Tryon Street regional roadways, the LYNX Blue Line light rail, and the Cross Charlotte Trail.

 

Comprehensive Map of West Sugar Creek
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