While those living in Charlotte may be aware of this fantastic service, visitors may be unaware of the transportation option our city offers. Cruse Carts is a 100% free way to get around the city.
Whether you are visiting Charlotte for the first time or simply want an easier way to shop downtown, Cruise Carts is a convenient way to get around. The carts are free, fun, and eco-friendly. Sponsors pay for the vehicles so that riders don’t have to.
Dustin Adams, founder of the company, offers four-passenger golf carts in four neighborhoods – NoDa, South End, uptown, and Plaza Midwood. Carts are only permitted on streets with speed limits of 35mph and under. Riders can feel safe knowing that drivers understand how to maneuver about the streets with typical vehicles.
Each cart is equipped with headlights, tail lights, turn signals, seat belts, and windshield wipers. They even have seat belts to make sure riders are strapped in safely. In fact, the golf carts come decked out with most of the same safety features as cars.
Uber and Lyft drivers, as well as cab operators, were initially worried that the service would take away from their business. Not so, says Adams. The service is not meant to replace typical transportation because they cannot travel the same distance as those vehicles.
According to Adams, the carts fill a very specific niche. Although the carts are not altogether out of competition with more traditional modes of transportation, they do fill a service that those other modes do not. Riders do not reserve a cart, instead, they simply flag down an empty cart and hop aboard.
Cruise Carts are available every day of the week but Monday and Tuesday. Carts run during the evening in the week, and in both afternoon and evening on the weekends.
Keep in mind that even though the carts are equipped with safety features, it is your responsibility as a rider to make good choices. Buckle your seat belt, stay in your seat, and keep your limbs in the cart at all times. If, at any time, you feel that your driver is not operating the cart in a safe way, be sure to speak up.
If you have been injured in a golf cart accident, contact our offices immediately. Our compassionate golf cart attorneys in Charlotte are here for you and your family. Call now.