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Introducing the New Active Transportation Committee

The City of Asheville would like to announce the formation of the City of Asheville’s Active Transportation Committee! Composed of dedicated individuals passionate about enhancing the city’s infrastructure for pedestrians, bicyclists, and all forms of wheeled human transportation, the committee is set to make a significant impact on the accessibility, safety, and interconnectedness of our [...]

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Parking Garage improvements are coming!

Good news for Downtown Asheville…four parking garages in the Downtown Central Business District will be receiving improvements: Harrah’s Cherokee Center, Wall Street, Rankin Avenue, and Biltmore Avenue garages. The improvements were identified in the comprehensive parking facility assessment that was completed in August 2023.  The assessment  identified select improvements and categorized by priority: Immediate Repairs – the [...]

Asheville Transportation Director Ken Putnam announces retirement

Asheville Transportation Department Director Ken Putnam has announced plans to retire from local government, effective January 1, 2024. Ken has been Director of the Transportation Department for the City since 2009 and has served in previous roles of City Traffic Engineer and Assistant Director of the Engineering and Transportation Department. He also serves as the [...]

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Pardon our dust!

The Wall St Parking Garage is currently undergoing repairs and improvements to the facility. If you're looking for parking, check out our real time parking service website.

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The City of Asheville seeks community input on the Reed Creek Greenway Feasibility Study

The City of Asheville seeks community input on potential routes for the Reed Creek Greenway Feasibility Study. The study evaluates routes along roadways and off-road corridors and to determine the preferred route. The study will also develop cost estimates and an implementation plan to construct the greenway.  Your feedback is incredibly valuable and will provide [...]

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City of Asheville seeks volunteers for the Annual Pedestrian/Bike Count

The City’s Transportation Department is gearing up for its Annual Pedestrian/Bike Count to take place again this year. Each year, the counts are held the week after Labor Day. Counts are taken on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday. This year, the dates are Sept 12th – 14th & 16th. The hours are on weekday mornings [...]

2023 NC Year of the Trail August Events

The City of Asheville’s River Arts District will be the backdrop of two greenway events in August.  The City of Asheville is proud to work with community partners, RiverLink, Land of Sky Regional Council and Connect Buncombe as they celebrate greenways for our community.  To celebrate our partners’ events, we will declare them to be [...]