Charlotte ranks 42 out of 50 for bike friendliness, new study says

Charlotte ranks 42 out of 50 for bike friendliness, new study says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A new study said the Queen City is among the worst in the nation for being bike-friendly despite efforts to add improvements.

The study from the University of Minnesota ranked Charlotte 42 out of 50 for bike friendliness.

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Rankings were based off the amount of traffic and how comfortable it is to bike around.

City leaders are working to make improvements for the bike community.

An uptown cycle track opened in May. The track runs along 5th Street and connects to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and the Rail Trail.

When the protected lanes open, Channel 9 found drivers were using it to park because they didn't realize the old parking spots were converted.

Watch the video above to hear what the city is doing to make Charlotte more bike friendly.