Links to our social media, website, etc here: https://linktr.ee/clturbanists
Who we are:
We are a group of local urbanists in Charlotte, NC who meet weekly to discuss local issues, plan tactical urbanism projects, and do Jane’s Walks around our city. The group started a few months ago after a few of us connected through Twitter and r/CLT_Cyclists and started hosting weekly meetings on Meetup.
Examples of what we do:
Benches for Bus Stops: This is our most successful project so far. We have raised nearly $4,000 on our GoFundMe and have installed 30+ benches so far, and have raised awareness of the issue thanks to local media coverage (e.g. Charlotte Observer, WCNC, and many others).
Critical Mass ride: Our next big project is a monthly Critical Mass ride in coordination with local cycling groups. The idea is to get as many people on bicycles (and other micromobility devices) in one place to show our strength in numbers!
We look forward to answering your questions, and hope to inspire people in other cities to join similar organizations (or start your own if there are none!)
We also have a subreddit: r/CharlotteUrbanists
Format: To give everyone a chance to ask questions, we will be leaving this post open to questions for 48 hours until this Sunday May 22nd at 12:00 EST, at which point we will begin the AMA.