Asheville in Motion design charrettes open process to public

A series of charrettes planned for March 11-13 will give the community a chance to interface with the team designing a city-wide mobility plan. Asheville in Motion is an initiative to create a vision that considers all forms of travel and transport into one design. The charrettes, held at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, will give the public a chance to see the Asheville in Motion team at work and contribute to the dialogue of mobility in Asheville.

An October interactive event at the U.S. Cellular Center drew an enthusiastic and varied of group participants, all of whom shared an interest in being part of the design process, and an online survey has collected input as well.

“This effort has relied on community input from day one,” said Mariate Echeverry, the City’s Transportation Planning Manager. “Now, people can drop in on these charrettes and see how their ideas and priorities contribute to the Asheville in Motion plan.”

The public can stop in anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13 at the Swannanoa Room of the Renaissance Hotel. The design team will provide informal status updates and dialogue opportunities on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. [corrected 3/11/15], with a summary presentation on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Asheville in Motion is committed to developing a plan that keeps Asheville vibrant through a variety of travel options including walking, biking, transit and driving. Follow along at the City’s Projects page at