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

 

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SPEED A LITTE ……………LOSE A LOT I Ride Safe Carolina

Speeding and other aggressive driving behaviors are among the highest causes for crashes in North Carolina

Are you an aggressive driver putting you, your family, passengers and friends at risk??

Do you speed excessively?

Do you tailgate slower vehicles?

Do you race to beat the read lights or run stop signals/

Do you weave in and out of traffic?

Do you pass illegally on the right?

Do you fail to yield the right of way to on coming vehicles, bikes, or pedestrians

A yes to any of these makes you a potential risk on the roads. Take extra time to get to your destinations, plan routes with less traffic, relax during peak traffic times, a clear road does not mean it’s okay to go faster on the road.

If you were to encounter an aggressive driver, here a few tips on what to do:

Get out of their way and don’t challenge them

Stay relaxed, avoid eye contact and ignore rude gestures

Don’t block the passing lane if you are driving slower than most of the traffic

Road rage is not aggressive driving but turns into assault after experiencing an aggressive driver behavior usually.

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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