Look, Listen and Live! CATS Now Testing for the New CityLYNX Gold Line; Watch Podcast for a Free T-shirt!

CATS is now testing for the new CityLYNX Gold Line. Your safety is our #1 priority. Use the information below or watch the City of Charlotte’s online safety podcast (and earn a FREE T-shirt!) to stay safe on and around the streetcar system. CityLYNX Now Testing

Look, Listen and Live! 

  • Streetcars run in the same travel lanes as other vehicles. Listen for whistles, bells or horns.
  • It is ok to drive on the streetcar tracks. Stay alert!
  • Streetcars cannot stop as quickly as you can. Streetcars traveling at 16 mph take almost 100 feet to stop.
  • Streetcars cannot swerve out of the way of pedestrians, cyclists or vehicles. It is your responsibility to stay out of the streetcar’s path.
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals. They are there for your safety, not as an inconvenience.
  •  Cross only at designated crosswalks. There are clearly marked signs showing you safe areas to cross the street.
  •  Do not cross the street in front of a streetcar. Even if the streetcar is stopped. Wait for the streetcar to pass before you cross.
  •  Safety starts with YOU! Report all suspicious packages, activities, and/or persons on the streetcar.
Tips for Drivers: 
  • Park your entire vehicle within the solid white parking lines. Incorrectly parked cars will be subject to a citation and towing.
  •  Look for streetcars before making a right turn at a red light. Streetcars are quiet and you may not hear them coming.
  •  Do not attempt to pass a streetcar. The streetcar may block your line of sight. Be alert for people entering and exiting the streetcar at all times
  • Follow the streetcar at a safe distance. Be prepared to stop.
  • Do not make a turn from the adjacent lane or center lane in front of the streetcar.​
Tips for Cyclists:
  • Cross tracks at a right angle or walk your bike across. Cyclists are more likely to get their wheels stuck or crash when crossing the tracks at an angle of less than 90 degrees.
  • Wet tracks can be slippery. Take caution. Sometimes it’s safer to walk your bike across.
  •   Use the green bike boxes to make left hand turns. Never enter an intersection against the traffic signals.
  •  Be aware of the door zone. This is the space occupied by an open door between moving vehicles and parked cars.
  • Never stop on the tracks.

 * A limited number of T-shirts are available, so watch the podcast today to ensure you receive yours.

2 thoughts on “Look, Listen and Live! CATS Now Testing for the New CityLYNX Gold Line; Watch Podcast for a Free T-shirt!

    • Johnny, You should receive a prompt after watching the video that directs you where to go to pick up your T-shirt.

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