JW Clay Boulevard Streetscape
The JW Clay Boulevard Streetscape project originated from the City of Charlotte’s Northeast Corridor Infrastructure Program (NECI) to improve pedestrian, bicyclist and motorist access to the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Blue Line Extension (BLE). The goal of this project is to provide improved connections between the local community and the JW Clay Park and Ride Station.
DRMP worked with stakeholders to develop innovative solutions to improve safety, operations, and connectivity for all users of the corridor between the BLE JW Clay Boulevard Park and Ride Station, Barton Creek Greenway, UNCC campus, North Bridge over I-485, residents and businesses. The improved street cross section will maintain the existing four travel lanes and planted median, but will include: wider sidewalks, a two-way cycle track and a protected intersection with Doug Mayes Place based on the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ (NACTO) Urban Bikeway Design Guide. Additionally, a creative intersection is being designed at the convergence of Barton Creek Greenway and JW Clay Boulevard’s sidewalk, cycle track, and mid-block crossing which will include a public art component. DRMP produced a fly-through video and static renderings that allowed stakeholders to better visualize the planned improvements.
The updated streetscape will enhance pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. Other improvements include safety features and accessibility for all modes of transportation. This project will promote economic development by providing infrastructure that supports and encourages transit oriented development.
City of Charlotte
- NACTO urban bikeway design guide
- Protected intersection
- Post construction stormwater BMP
- Transit-oriented development