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Transportation

The transportation system serving the GroWNC study area has been (and will continue to be) greatly influenced by the region’s geographic features/topography, especially the mountainous terrain. Historically, settlements developed along rivers and in the relatively flat valleys they created. Travel routes also located in these corridors, both to serve individual settlements and to connect distant destinations.

Existing plans, data, and studies were collected, analyzed, and synthesized into an Existing Conditions Report for each topic. Here is a link to the Transportation Chapter if you’d like to read more. Workgroups were formed around each topic area to review existing conditions, identify issues and goals, and recommend strategies. To learn more about the background of this topic, read the Existing Conditions Report and review the workgroup’s meeting notes and related information on the workgroup’s webpage. The goals identified by all the workgroups are listed in the GroWNC Regional Plan on pages 29-37.

Downtown Black Mountain | Image Credit: LandDesign

Sample Strategies

EI3.9: Implement recommendations, as appropriate, in the Greater Asheville Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan. Read more »
RC1.9: Encourage access to cold water fisheries through co-locating greenways on trout waters. Read more »
HCO2.1: Identify and develop more local and regional sources of funding and ways to provide home-health services to older adults, including meal services and public transportation/transit. Read more »
AC1.9: Work with the North Carolina Department of Transportation on better pedestrian/bicycle integration through implementation of state and local complete streets policies. Read more »
LU3.1: Adopt policies and/or regulations and provide incentives to include bicycle and pedestrian facilities, including sidewalks, bike lanes, parks, greenways, and other recreational facilities, in new and existing neighborhoods and commercial centers. Read more »