The Charlotte City Council found out that the cost of building the city’s “world class” bike trail is underfunded by $77 million, a 200% cost overrun. Unspoken is the section that may never get built is the section through the crime infested North Side.
People buying the luxury condos on the South End see the bike trail running by their building, probably unaware you can’t actually get to your job in Uptown using it. There is no bridge over the expressway that encircles Uptown, so the trail just ends abruptly.
You have to go onto a busy street that has a bridge and then wander around the convention center to reconnect to the fake section of the bike trail the tourists see