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Greenways

Riverfront redevelopment update: Riverside Drive reopens, greenway section to open this year too

Riverfront redevelopment update: Riverside Drive reopens, greenway section to open this year too

The latest riverfront development: Completion of the northern half of the French Broad River Greenway East is expected in late fall. Scroll below for a map rendering of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project.   Last August, shovels turned dirt in a community kickoff for RADTIP, the City of Asheville’s most recent riverfront improvement

City of Asheville to receive $17.7 million in MPO funding for greenways, electric buses and more

City of Asheville to receive $17.7 million in MPO funding for greenways, electric buses and more

  The following is a press release from the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (FBRMPO):   Regional Planning Organization awards $25 million for Asheville area active transportation and transit projects   The French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (FBRMPO) recently authorized more than $25 million of funding for transportation projects in the French Broad


City of Asheville, Green Opportunities to hold greenway temporary trail completion celebration

City of Asheville, Green Opportunities to hold greenway temporary trail completion celebration

Asheville Public Works crew provided support to help the Green Opportunities landscaping students build the temporary trail.   Members of the Green Opportunities training program will join the City of Asheville for a 1 p.m. April 27 ribbon cutting and celebration of a recently constructed temporary trail on the future Town Branch Greenway, behind the

Green Opportunities teams with City of Asheville for greenway trail project

Green Opportunities teams with City of Asheville for greenway trail project

  With funding lagging for some of Asheville’s shovel-ready greenway projects, a local organization has stepped in to help get one in the road, so to speak.   In April, students from the Green Opportunities Landscaping and Maintenance program will work in partnership with the City of Asheville to build a temporary trail on a portion

Asheville’s Greenway Warmer was a hot event

Asheville’s Greenway Warmer was a hot event

The evening of Dec. 13 was bitter cold.  But that did not discourage people from attending Asheville’s Greenway Warmer. More than 120 people showed up to celebrate Asheville’s Greenway program achievements of 2017 and hear about 2018 greenway initiatives. You can see a 360 degree view of the meeting in Google Streets here. Carol Evans of


Greenway Warmer celebration will explore how unpaved trails can benefit community

Greenway Warmer celebration will explore how unpaved trails can benefit community

West Asheville’s Hominy Creek Greenway serves as an example of a “natural surface”  — or unpaved trail — greenway.   Greenways, it turns out, can come in many forms. While you may think of them as paved trails, a Dec. 13 event in downtown Asheville will explore how “natural surface trail systems” — or unpaved trails —

RADTIP phased to get projects in the road

RADTIP phased to get projects in the road

RADTIP improvements will widen Riverside Drive, adding bike lanes and sidewalks to make it safer for all modes of transportation.     After years of careful planning, an exciting phase is about to begin in Asheville’s River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project, known as RADTIP. And that is the construction phase. After more than two


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