The CityLYNX Gold Line is Here! Watch the Safety Podcast to Earn a Free T-Shirt!

The CityLYNX Gold Line, Charlotte’s new rail service (trolley car) is now servicing CPCC’s Central Campus! The Gold Line is a free service; therefore, students do not need a ticket to rideIt runs every 15 to 20 minutes from Time CityLYNX is HEre!Warner Cable Arena to Novant Presbyterian Medical Center, along Elizabeth Avenue.

Operating Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to midnight
Saturday: 8 a.m. to midnight
Sunday:  9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

When on or around the rail vehicle, please remember the following:

•   Park only in designated spaces. Even if just for a few minutes, do not park your car on Elizabeth Avenue if there is not an official parking space.

•   Your entire vehicle, including mirrors, must be within the solid white parking lines. Incorrectly parked cars will be subject to a citation and towing.

•   Cyclists should cross the tracks at a 90 degree angle to avoid getting wheels stuck or crashing.

•   Cross only at designated crosswalks.

•   Do not cross in front of a streetcar. Even if the streetcar is stopped. Wait for the streetcar to pass before you cross.

•   Watch your heels. Step over the tracks to avoid catching your shoe in the track gap.

Your safety is our #1 priority. Use the information above 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. For more safety information, please visit: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/cats/lynx/Pages/rail-safety.aspx

 

Get There Safe at CPCC: Trek Safe

CrosswalkDrivers and walkers both play a part in making the Trek on foot around college safe!

Drivers:

Pedestrians can be in parking lots, near and on the side of sidewalks or roads, and in driveways.  Scan ahead to look for spots you may encounter a walker or biker.

Pedestrians can be very hard to see – especially in bad weather or at night. Keep a lookout and slow down if you can’t see clearly.

Slow down to prepare for a pedestrian when you are near a crosswalk, corner, or exiting a parking deck.

Pedestrians have the right away at crosswalks and walking intersections that are unmarked.   When stopping, stop well back so that drivers in the other lanes can also see the pedestrian in time to stop.

Do not overtake and pass other vehicles stopped for pedestrians.

 Walkers:

Stay off freeways and restricted zones.

Be predictable. Use sidewalks where provided. Cross or enter streets where it is legal to do so and when it is legal to do so. – DO NOT cross mid block, this is the leading cause of walkers getting injured.

Where no sidewalks are provided, it is usually safer to walk facing road traffic.

Make it easy for drivers to see you – dress in light colors and wear retro-reflective material

Be wary. With all the distractions drivers encounter in their car, don’t count on them paying attention to you. Watch out – make eye contact with each driver to be sure they see you!

Alcohol and drugs can impair your ability to walk safely, just like they do a person’s ability to drive.

Tips compiled from national resources by Carolinas Center for Injury Prevention.  These tips and information do not guarantee the prevention of death or injury and should not be the only source of information used.

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