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Transportation

City of Asheville's technology roll out increases efficiency across departments

In an organization of more than 1,000 people, speedy and accurate information flow means not only increased efficiency but also real dollars. That’s an underlying theme that emerges when City of Asheville employees talk about the recently launched technology upgrade that provides not only swifter access to data but also easier communication between city departments

Asheville Asks, Asheville Answers round up

On October 4, the City of Asheville launched an interactive project called “Asheville Asks, Asheville Answers.”  Every few weeks, the City of Asheville will post a special logo on its Facebook page, inviting people to post questions they have about the city in the comments section. Answers by city staff are recorded on video and

City of Asheville secures FTA grant for pedestrian crossing signals in key transit areas

The City of Asheville has secured grant funding that will allow for the installation of crossing signals at four high-traffic intersections that connect pedestrian commuters with transit and business centers. The Federal Transit Administration grant, secured through the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization, will fund the majority of the cost for pedestrian signals at


Advisory Committee tour part of community process for river district redesign

On October 29, an advisory committee made up of members from a diverse selection of stakeholder organizations got a first hand look at the challenges and opportunities in creating a riverway redevelopment plan in the City of Asheville’s River District. For three hours, the Advisory Committee for the Wilma Dykeman Riverway River Arts District Section

Heathy and green: City employee workshop

City of Asheville employees turned out on August 24 for a green transportation fair entitled “Put on Your Green Shoes.” The event was geared toward familiarizing city employees with the city’s green fleet of low- and no-emission vehicles, including bikes, an electric smart vehicle and a compressed natural gas car, as well as to learn

Participation from cycling community continues to help improve Asheville's bike access

The City of Asheville’s Comprehensive Bicycle Plan was adopted by Asheville City Council in 2008 after extensive involvement by the city’s bicycle community. But the input and participation from those active groups and other community organizations continues to be critical to making Asheville more and more bicycle friendly. “The cycling community really is our eyes


Share the Ride

In a push to reduce expenses and trim emissions, the City of Asheville is conducting a shared-vehicle program that lets city staff have use of a compressed natural gas car and two bicycles. Launched in January, the City Share program allows multiple departments access to the vehicles to run city-related errands. Maggie Ullman, Energy Coordinator

New mapAsheville info marks City of Asheville/NCDOT owned roads

Who should you call to fix that pothole or broken curb? In a recent update to mapAsheville, the city’s online user-accessible mapping and GIS service, the City of Asheville added a new application that displays ownership of all roads and corridors within the city limits so residents can find out who maintains their street. While

Asheville kicks off RiverWay redevelopment planning process

In a kickoff event at the River District’s Riverview Station, the City of Asheville announced the launch of a environmental study and preliminary redesign process for Riverside Drive and Lyman Street. The announcement marks a step toward the realization of the Wilma Dykeman Riverway Plan, a system of parks and greenways, roadway improvements, and context-sensitive


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