The Town of Huntersville's approach to transportation emphasizes a multi-modal and traffic dispersion philosophy, emphasizing the connectivity of streets so that travelers may have multiple routes to destinations. This disperses traffic over a network of smaller sized streets rather than forcing all traffic onto a few major roadways as vehicles and move throughout the community.
In addition, connectivity of streets offers routes to pedestrians and bicycles, encouraging these travel modes. This network of streets is also essential to the ability to provide transit service throughout the community. Most importantly, it should be recognized that the integration of land use and transportation is essential to any successful attempt to accommodate travel needs in a community. Linking people more closely with their destinations and acknowledging that 80 % of the daily travel demand is not due to the work trip begins to address this issue.
Town of Huntersville staff work in conjunction with the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) to create strategic transportation decisions for the town and the region. The key transportation projects/vision for the town are identified in the Town's Community Plan and Small Area Plans (SAP)/Other studies. The projects then make their way onto the regions Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP), then onto the fiscally constrained Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and finally onto the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) which includes funding commitments and construction timelines. Town of Huntersville also maintains its own Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that outlines key projects (transportation and others) that are tied to town's annual budget.