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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

AC2.8: Encourage joint-use agreements for school buses or bus-shares to serve other transportation needs during off-hours. 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 »
AC1.12: Assess impacts of parking policies on traffic congestion, walkability, land use, economy, and transit. Investigate using parking revenues to fund pedestrian enhancements. Read more »
EI2.5: Conduct energy efficiency assessments of city- and county-owned facilities. Read more »
AC5.1: Prioritize implementation of transportation alternatives that connect employment and housing throughout the region, including rural areas. Read more »