Pedestrian bridge community update meeting and walk Saturday Jan. 8 ***UPDATED: This meeting has been postponed***

***UPDATE***
Jan. 8 meeting POSTPONED:

Due to the winter weather forecast for the Asheville area over the next 24 hours and in the interest of safety, the pedestrian bridge community update meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Jan. 8 from 1-3 p.m. has been postponed. Information on the make-up date will be released once a new date is confirmed.

The National Weather Service has forecast accumulations of 2-5 inches of snowfall for the Asheville area this evening and early Saturday morning. These conditions have the potential to make both driving and the scheduled Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) walk hazardous. The CPTED walk is an integral part of the meeting as it allows participants the opportunity to share safety concerns with law enforcement and other city staff while walking along the bridge and areas adjacent to the bridge.

Visit www.ashevillenc.gov/progress to view the status of various tasks associated with the reopening of the bridge.

Original blog post below:

From a City of Asheville press release:

The city of Asheville will hold a community information meeting and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) walk Saturday, Jan. 8, from 1-3 p.m. The meeting will start at the Hillcrest Community Center at 100 Atkinson St. An information session will kick-off the meeting followed by a community walk where participants will be invited to walk the bridge and areas adjacent to the bridge, sharing safety concerns along the way.

City staff will include representatives from the transportation department, police department, public works department and administrative services department. APD Captain Daryl Fisher shared, “we’ve already increased our presence in the areas adjacent to the bridge but the key to keeping the old problems from taking root again will be strong relationships between the community and law enforcement officers. This walk will be an important step in the process.”

 

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