SEPI was selected by the City of Charlotte to provide on-call sidewalk design services in accordance with the Charlotte Sidewalk Retrofit Policy.

Where possible, projects will seek to provide safe walking routes connecting residential areas to activity areas such as schools, parks, churches, etc. by retrofitting sidewalk where development has left gaps in the sidewalk network. The projects may also install pedestrian lighting, flashing beacons, accessible curb ramps, and pedestrian crossovers.

Task orders have included Bryant Farms Road Sidewalk design, Rail Trail Gaps Sidewalk design, the Tuckaseegee Road Sidewalk Gap design. For Bryant Farms Road, SEPI provided a project-specific community engagement plan, review of market analysis, development of design criteria, alternatives analysis, estimate of probable cost of construction, conducted a pedestrian safety assessment, and prepared a comprehensive investment strategy.

Sidewalk designs for the proposed improvements are consistent with Urban Street Design Guidelines and include the development of a 3D model from which three static image exhibits were made.