Backstory and Context
City Walk presents as an opportunity to highlight an important policy concern in Charlotte about neighborhood connectivity and mobility. The City of Charlotte does not have a Park and Recreation Department. Mecklenburg County serves as the park and recreation agency for the City.
The Meck Playbook Park and Recreation Master Plan is in the implementation phase. This County document for the first time integrates greenway trails into the Master Plan for parks, preserves, and facilities. This integration and connection to the City CNIP program and 2040 Comprehensive Plan are designed to support safer and greater access to multi-modal connections in our City. The City and CDOT (Charlotte Department of Transportation) conducted an Eastway Drive Streetscape and Pedestrian Improvement Study that was completed in April 2018. The City recognized the Eastway and Arnold Drive crossing as a priority for a light and safe crossing. However, there is no current funding for any of the recommended projects.
This concludes the East Charlotte Arts, Parks, and Culture City Walks tour. City Walks Charlotte would love to hear from you about your experience participating in this year's tours. To take a brief survey, please click the survey link at the bottom of this page.