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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

AC1.3: Retrofit existing neighborhoods and commercial centers to include safe pedestrian facilities. Include these facilities in new developments as well. Read more »
AC2.3: Implement service improvement recommendations from the Asheville Transit Plan. Read more »
AC2.8: Encourage joint-use agreements for school buses or bus-shares to serve other transportation needs during off-hours. Read more »
RC5.7: Coordinate with the NC Department of Transportation and the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization to improve pre-National Environmental Policy Act environmental screening of transportation projects. Read more »
AC2.1: Work with MPO, RPO, transit operators, and NCDOT to implement a regional mobility/call center. This center could improve coordination of route and system effectiveness while reaching more people. Read more »