Asheville’s bike share study widens to include scooters, with the public invited to weigh in

The City of Asheville’s bike share feasibility initiative continues and has widened in scope to include consideration of electric scooters (also called e-scooters). Bike or e-scooter share is a way for someone to use a bike or scooter for a short time at a reasonable rate. Some bike share systems are station-based, like those in […]

Public invited North Charlotte Street drop-in meetings about road diet and zoning evaluation

  The City of Asheville will host two meetings on February 19 for the community to learn about improvements planned for North Charlotte Street, including the road diet and zoning evaluation for the corridor. The meetings will be held at the Jewish Community Center, 236 Charlotte St. A morning session will be held from 8:30 […]

Asheville’s zero-emission electric ART buses to be deployed this spring

  Testing and training going on now; bus preview to be held   In 2019, the City of Asheville will deploy five zero-emission electric buses for the City’s transit system, Asheville Redefines Transit (ART).   By committing to transit vehicles that are powered by electricity, the City will reduce fuels costs and dependence on imported […]

Reminder: Fines for Asheville parking infractions increase Feb. 1

A new parking violations fine schedule will go into effect Feb. 1, 2019. Approved by City Council Nov. 27, the parking fine increases include the following:         Overtime parking at metered or non-metered spaces will go from $10 to $20.         A second or subsequent violation within a 24-hour period will rise from $20 to $40.         Loading/unloading […]

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Come learn about planned Swannanoa Greenway at Winter Warmer Celebration of Asheville Greenway programs

Come learn about preliminary studies for the Swannanoa Greenway during a Winter Warmer Celebration of Asheville Greenway Programs from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Highland Brewing, 12 Old Charlotte Highway.   This will be the first greenway in east Asheville. Members of the Asheville Greenway Committee will be there there to share information […]

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While e-scooters are banned in Asheville for now, their use is under review

  In November, Asheville City Council voted to ban the use of e-scooters in the city — for now. Related: Asheville e-scooters staff report and City Council resolution   This came after the Bird e-scooter company deposited a few hundred scooters on Asheville streets without permission in October.   Still, the e-scooter conversation is continuing at the City […]

City of Asheville offices to open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, trash service resumes

Asheville City government offices, will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11.  City Council will hold its formal meeting at 5 p.m. as scheduled. The following is a list of city services for tomorrow.   Art bus service ART services will be delayed with services beginning at 10 a.m. For more information visit  RideTheART.com. The […]

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 […]