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Asheville’s multimodal transportation efforts receive recognition

Asheville’s multimodal transportation efforts receive recognition

The City of Asheville’s multimodal transportation plan has been recognized by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC). Asheville in Motion (AIM) received the organization’s 2016 North Carolina Marvin Collins Planning Award in the Large Community/Comprehensive Planning category.   According to APA-NC, members of the awards committee were impressed with the plan’s

Asheville government offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday

Asheville government offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday

ART bus service suspended on Thanksgiving Day as well   Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules.   Bus service ART bus service will be suspended Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving

Walkable Wall Street to kick off after Asheville Holiday Parade

Walkable Wall Street to kick off after Asheville Holiday Parade

As part of City and stakeholder efforts to improve public space management and placemaking downtown, a collaboration between the City, Wall Street merchants and Asheville Downtown Association called Walkable Wall Street launches on Nov. 19, the same day as the Asheville Holiday Parade. Walkable Wall Street incorporates a temporary closure to cars along the corridor


Asheville to demolish building yet preserve its artwork

Asheville to demolish building yet preserve its artwork

The newest phase of riverfront redevelopment work in Asheville involves some building demolition on the Lyman Street corridor for the RADTIP project. RADTIP stands for River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project, a City of Asheville multi-modal transportation project that includes the installation of sidewalks, street trees, public art, bike lanes and greenways. It also includes realignment of

Asheville voters approve bonds; now improvements can begin

Asheville voters approve bonds; now improvements can begin

When it comes to improving our infrastructure for transportation, parks and recreation facilities and affordable housing opportunities, Asheville voters made their mandate clear at the polls on November 8, Election Day. By an overwhelming margin, Asheville residents said yes to all three bond questions put before them on the ballot. The general obligation referenda will

Veterans ride free on ART buses for Veterans Day

Veterans ride free on ART buses for Veterans Day

To honor the service of our veterans, the City of Asheville invites veterans to ride all Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) routes FREE for Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. When boarding a bus, a veteran simply will be asked to show a valid military identification (ex. V.A.I.D. card, active military I.D., retired military I.D. or D.D. 214 form)


Asheville buses will provide free rides to the polls Nov. 8

Asheville buses will provide free rides to the polls Nov. 8

Public transportation fare waived Election Day   Anyone who is registered to vote and wants to vote should be able to vote. That’s the basis of an Asheville City Council resolution authorizing a fare-free public transportation day on Election Day,  Nov. 8. The measure was approved at the Oct. 25 City Council meeting. “Voting is

Reed Creek Greenway service day happens in partnership with Blue Ridge Arborist Association

Reed Creek Greenway service day happens in partnership with Blue Ridge Arborist Association

The City of Asheville and the Blue Ridge Arborist Association have been working steadily for some time to be able to partner on much needed tree maintenance projects on City of Asheville property.  On October 22, the partnership kicked off with a service day on Reed Creek Greenway. The Blue Ridge Arborist Association is composed of

City of Asheville to hold series of Bond Expos

City of Asheville to hold series of Bond Expos

The City of Asheville will hold a series of informational Bond Expos in October, with presentations led by Mayor Esther Manheimer. A question-and-answer session will follow the mayor’s presentation. Hand-out material with information about the three bond referendums that go before Asheville voters in the Nov. 8 general election will be provided. Here is the


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