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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

AC1.1: Use the MPO/RPO process to advance pedestrian and bike priorities and increase funding levels for pedestrian and bike projects in the Transportation Improvement Process. 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 »
AC6.1: Promote alternative shared transportation models, such as ride-sharing and park-and-ride services. Utilize new technologies, such as web-based tools and apps, to improve carpooling. Read more »
AC5.2: Increase the focus on connectivity in transportation and land use planning and in local subdivision ordinances. Read more »
AC2.7: Explore options for private initiatives to help fill in the gaps of existing transit systems. Read more »