How much is your commute polluting Charlotte – and how long are you sitting in traffic?

(by Ely Portillo, The Charlotte Observer)

As Charlotte grows and develops, adding dozens of new residents a day, congestion has worsened along many commuter thoroughfares – a situation made worse by the fact that the vast majority of people in Charlotte drive to and from work alone.

That’s prompted Sustain Charlotte and other local groups to launch a new effort to reduce the number of vehicle miles people drive alone by 1 million over the next eight months.

“Excessive or needless single-occupancy driving clogs our streets, leads to more accidents, increases air pollution, and raises infrastructure spending,” said Sustain Charlotte Executive Director Shannon Binns. “For families, the use of sustainable modes of transportation enhances health, makes for a far more productive use of commuting time, builds friendships and relationships, and can save thousands of dollars per year in gas and vehicle maintenance.”

Called Way2Go CLT, the initiative hinges on a new website and app. You can find it at myway2goclt.org, where you can register for free.

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Sustain Charlotte launches community challenge to drive 1 million fewer miles alone

(by Katie Toussaint, CharlotteFive)

On March 1, Sustain Charlotte launched Way2Go CLT, an eight-month challenge to motivate and enable Charlotteans to drive 1 million fewer miles alone in their cars by Oct. 31.

To kickstart that motivation, Sustain Charlotte revealed some freaky statistics during a press conference...

On the plus side, Sustain Charlotte has found that 50.7 percent of Charlotteans would like to bicycle more, 76.6 percent would like to walk more and 56 percent actually live within a 10-minute walk to a public transit stop.

Do you fit those numbers? This is where the Way2Go CLT website and app come in. They can be found here. Way2Go CLT, a partnership with N.C. Department of Transportation, Kimley-Horn, Integra Architecture and the Charlotte Area Transit System, is powered by RideAmigos, a national transportation demand management platform, and lets you log miles that you travel by transit, carpool, biking or walking.

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Campaign aims to cut 1 million driving miles in Charlotte

(by Erik Spanberg, Charlotte Business Journal)

Advocacy group Sustain Charlotte launched an eight-month campaign Wednesday to reduce solo driving trips by one million miles as part of a push to make people more aware of options such as mass transit, walking, biking and carpooling. Known as Way2GoCLT, the program includes backing from the state transportation department and an online component created by Los Angeles firm RideAmigos.

Shannon Binns, executive director of Sustain Charlotte, told CBJ on Wednesday at a kickoff event in South End that the goal is to raise awareness while also putting some fun into a good cause.

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RELEASE: Sustain Charlotte launches landmark initiative to transform the way people move around the region

Way2Go CLT looks to slash 1 million vehicle miles traveled

1 March 2017 — Charlotte, North Carolina, already poised for an aggressive expansion of its mass-transit system, is joining a fast-growing roster of cities across the United States and around the world embracing sustainable mobility.

Sustain Charlotte, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), Kimley-Horn, Integra Architecture and the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), today announced the launch of Way2Go CLT, an eight-month, region-wide challenge to drive one million fewer miles alone — single-occupancy vehicle miles traveled (VMTs).

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Charlotte nonprofit issues challenge to drive 1 million fewer miles

(by Mark Barber, WSOCTV Channel 9)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sustain Charlotte, a nonprofit organization, has issued a challenge Wednesday for commuters to drive 1 million fewer miles by November...

“Excessive or needless single-occupancy driving clogs our streets, leads to more accidents, increases air pollution, and raises infrastructure spending,” said the Sustain Charlotte executive director Shannon Binns. “For families, the use of sustainable modes of transportation enhances health, makes for a far more productive use of commuting time, builds friendships and relationships and can save thousands of dollars per year in gas and vehicle maintenance.”

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Sustain Charlotte Launches Initiative To Transform The Way Charlotteans Move Around

(by Annie Gibbs, QC Exclusive)

Sustain Charlotte, a nonprofit dedicated to solving Charlotte’s sustainability challenges, today announced an eight-month initiative to increase responsible mobility in the Queen City. In partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), Kimley-Horn, Integra Architecture, and the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), the nonprofit is launching Way2Go CLT, a region-wide challenge to drive one million fewer miles in single occupancy vehicles.

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