Snow recovery updates: Trash collection, bus service, streets and parking garages

The City of Asheville’s Sanitation Division has cancelled trash and recycling collection today due to snow-covered and icy roads. Here is the revised trash and recycling collection for this week: Tuesday collect on Tuesday. Wednesday collect on Wednesday. Thursday collect on Thursday. Monday collect on Friday. Normally there is no Friday collection. All routes are serviced Monday through Thursday. Brush collection has [...]

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‘Find Parking’ site launches in Asheville

The City of Asheville recently launched a new mobile site that provides close to real-time information on available spaces in the City’s four parking garages. Called “Find Parking,” the site also allows people to click on the garage for directions. Click on cityofasheville/wheres-parking on your mobile phone when out shopping or running errands and [...]

Aloft hotel opening marks great public/private partnership

Beneath the bright and festive décor of the Aloft Hotel, which marked its grand opening Thursday, lies the City of Asheville’s most recent addition to its parking facilities. The 404-space parking garage is the fourth downtown deck operated by the City of Asheville and was built at considerable savings to the city thanks to a [...]

Testing phase begins for Smartphone parking app

ASHEVILLE – Starting today, iPhone and Android users can begin using a free app that will assist in locating available parking downtown. “Parker” shows real-time parking availability and is being tested in 50 downtown spaces now through September. Parker’s sensors communicate wirelessly, signaling to Smartphone users whether spots are occupied or vacant. The app will also collect [...]

Participation from cycling community continues to help improve Asheville’s bike access

  The City of Asheville’s Comprehensive Bicycle Plan was adopted by Asheville City Council in 2008 after extensive involvement by the city’s bicycle community. But the input and participation from those active groups and other community organizations continues to be critical to making Asheville more and more bicycle friendly. “The cycling community really is our eyes [...]

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