3.0 Regional Context


The Town of Huntersville is located within the Charlotte metropolitan region, one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Few physical or resource barriers to regional expansion have existed.

Thus, similar to much of the Sun Belt experience, population and job growth over the past 20 years has been accompanied by an even greater increase in vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Sprawl and segregated land use patterns have resulted in the automobile becoming essential to all but a few to achieve a full life and economic opportunity.