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Sunday snow updates: Asheville snow plowing in full force, ART bus suspended

  How much snow did we get? 2:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 Here are unofficial snowfall totals released by the National Weather Service: Asheville, 5 ½” Arden, 10” Biltmore Forest, 6 ½” Leicester, 8” Skyland, 9”   More locations are listed at this link.   Snow removal crews making progress, people still urged to refrain from […]

Asheville, Buncombe officials outline winter storm preparedness, share safety messages

  More snow than we thought could be coming. During a joint press conference and community briefing on winter storm response, Buncombe County and City of Asheville officials shared safety messages and updates on what to expect. As the snow began falling outside Buncombe County Emergency Services Headquarters, Director Jerry VeHaun shared information from a […]

ART transit suspends bus service during winter storm

    With a Winter Storm upon us, bringing multiple inches of snow to Asheville Saturday through Monday, ART bus will suspended transit service at 2 p.m. Saturday. Service remains suspended on Sunday.   This will give the buses time to come out of service before major road safety hazards occur.   “Our goal is always […]

Buncombe County, City of Asheville to hold joint winter storm briefing

Update: At 2 p.m. today, Buncombe County and the City of Asheville will conduct a joint press and community briefing on winter storm response, and safety messages. The briefing will be streamed live on the City’s Facebook page.   Did someone say Winter Storm Warning? The City of Asheville is ready!   With the National Weather […]

ART bus service shares ways people can get information about potential route impacts due to snow

    Realizing that snow predicted for this weekend may affect ART bus service, the City of Asheville wants to share the many ways people can get information about potential bus delays or service cancellations. “Our goal is always to keep our buses running and on schedule but sometimes we need to balance that with […]

Coxe Avenue transformed for ‘tactical urbanism’ multimodal exercise

Drone photo by Justin Mitchell Have you visited Coxe Avenue recently? You will find it has changed, and in an interesting way.   Colorful temporary active transportation improvements were installed on the downtown street the weekend of Nov. 3-4 in a multimodal collaboration project called “Tactical Urbanism.”   Though the use of planters, paint and […]

E-scooters seen in Asheville despite multiple ordinance violations

Update on status of BIRD e-scooters in Asheville (12pm  Saturday, October 27) On October 27, 2018, at 11:00 AM, the Honorable Judge Alan Z. Thornburg issued a Temporary Restraining Order enjoining Bird Rides, Inc. (“Bird”) from operating its scooter sharing/rental business within the corporate limits of the City of Asheville. Pursuant to the Order, Bird […]

Asheville earns ‘walk friendly’ designation

Wall Street in downtown Asheville offers a walkable environment for pedestrians.     The City of Asheville has again earned the designation of being a Walk Friendly Community. The Walk Friendly Communities program (WFC) renewed designations for Asheville and two other communities (Atlanta and Tallahassee, Fla.) for their commitment to prioritize pedestrians and create safe, […]

Riverfront redevelopment update: Riverside Drive reopens, greenway section to open this year too

The latest riverfront development: Completion of the northern half of the French Broad River Greenway East is expected in late fall. Scroll below for a map rendering of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project.   Last August, shovels turned dirt in a community kickoff for RADTIP, the City of Asheville’s most recent riverfront improvement […]