‘Troubled’ Cross Charlotte Trail: $7.5m per mile

You can read the Charlotte Observer article on the ‘troubled’ Cross Charlotte Trail or you just look at the chart below–which I believe is self-explanatory.

The Uptown Paper of Record says (emphasis mine):

The Cross Charlotte Trail was meant to be one of the city’s signature projects, running 26 miles from Pineville through uptown to UNC Charlotte and connecting with other trails in the county, for a total of 40 miles of continuous, connected greenways for pedestrians and bicyclists. City planners envisioned people using the trail for commuting and recreation, and saw it as a project that would help Charlotte keep up with peer cities that are investing more in their own urban greenways.

Apparently Charlotte is ignoring the Antiplanner’s advice— if they’re even aware of it— “Don’t Be Like (Insert City Name).

Sam Hieb / Contributing Editor

Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political a...

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