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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

EI3.8: Educate consumers, fleet managers, and the public about the benefits of electric vehicles (EV) through test drive events, EV booths at local events, one-page flyers, and other means. Read more »
AC1.3: Retrofit existing neighborhoods and commercial centers to include safe pedestrian facilities. Include these facilities in new developments as well. Read more »
AC2.5: Expand rural public transit systems and services to include more underserved areas. Read more »
EI3.4: Offer preferred parking spaces and/or discounted parking rates for low-emission and energy-efficient vehicles at public and private parking lots and garages. Read more »
EI3.10: Facilitate Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption by fleets, rental agencies, and individuals through fleet assessments, EV workshops, and meetings with fleet managers. Read more »