Sunday - Apr 22, 2018

Transportation

Sunday bus service among big changes coming to the ART

Beginning January 1, 2015, Asheville Redefines Transit will begin offering service on Sundays and improved service to the Emma and Oakley sections of Asheville. “Sunday service is at the top of our list for enhancements to the system, and was included as a high priority in the Transit Master Plan,” said Transportation Manager Mariate Echeverry.

City of Asheville resumes neighborhood traffic calming projects

Following a revision to the City’s traffic calming policy and approval by Asheville City Council, the City of Asheville Transportation Department has resumed projects designed to ease traffic speed on neighborhood roads. Speeding and unnecessary through-traffic presents dangers that affect the quality of life in residential areas. In order to provide a safer environment, the

Handicapped Parking Enforcement Program starts up for 2014

The City of Asheville is looking for applicants to participate in this year’s Volunteer Handicapped Parking Enforcement Program. Each year, the City of Asheville Police Department trains volunteers how to write citations and warnings to drivers who park illegally in handicapped spaces. The program has been a great success for the city over the years


Pedestrian and traffic improvements coming to Five Points neighborhood

In the video below, Ken Putnam, City of Asheville Transportation Department Director, discusses the upcoming traffic and pedestrian improvements to E. Chestnut Street in the Five Points Neighborhood Community. You can find more information on the status of this project at the City of Asheville Projects Page.

Biltmore Avenue Parking Garage earns regional recognition

The Biltmore Avenue Parking garage, situated beneath the Aloft Hotel and opened in August of 2012, has been recognized among the region’s best by the Carolinas Parking Association. Earning an award of merit in the category of New Design, the garage was recognized alongside parking garages from throughout the region. “This is a really exciting

Did you know about the Storm Cleanup information button?

This summer’s rainfall certainly put Asheville on the charts, making it the second-wettest city in the U.S., according to the National Climactic Data Center. And the rainfall was not without its costs. Landslides, sinkholes and flooding were all impacts of the high volume of rain. From time to time, the City of Asheville experiences extraordinary


"Sharrows" point the way for sharing the road

Bicyclists and drivers alike in north Asheville have probably noticed new markings being installed on the streets there. Shared lane markings, or “sharrows” are yet another tool being used by the City of Asheville to provide multi-modal transportation options within the city and enhance safety for both bicyclists and drivers. Kimberly Avenue and surrounding streets

Ride the ART offers translation services for non-English speakers (updated with Spanish and Russian versions!)

Asheville Redefines Transit continues to employ strategies that improve the ridership experience, and that goes for the City of Asheville’s non-English speaking population as well. In response to the growth of Spanish-speaking and Eastern European populations in Asheville, as indicated by census data, Ride the ART offers multi-lingual services at the downtown ART Station, 49

Complete Streets presentation highlights community benefits

In 2012, Asheville City Council approved a Complete Streets policy that ensures transportation planning and street maintenance that accommodates pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, people with disabilities, children and the elderly among others. Supporting multi-modal transportation in the City of Asheville is one of City Council’s strategic goals. On Monday, June 3, a presentation at 36


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