ASHEVILLE – During the Bele Chere festival, the availability of downtown parking is limited. City residents and visitors are encouraged to consider riding the ART (Asheville Redefines Transit). Users can plan a trip at www.ridetheart.com or by visiting http://maps.google.com on their desktop or mobile phone’s browser. The cost is $2 roundtrip. Please have exact change.
ART will detour some routes around the Bele Chere closure beginning Thursday, July 25 at 5:29 p.m. through the close of business Saturday, July 27. The ART Station is one block from Bele Chere.
As part of the City of Asheville’s continuing goal to provide quality service, all route times and destinations will remain the same, except as routes enter and exit downtown Asheville. The following routes will be affected in the downtown area:
N – Montford Ave– Downtown – Charlotte St.
N1- Merrimon Ave. – Lakeshore Rd.
N2- Merrimon Ave. – Beaverdam Rd.
N3 – Hillcrest Apts.
E1 - South Tunnel Rd. – Swannanoa River Rd. – VA
E2 - Tunnel Rd.- Haw Creek
W3 - Patton Ave. - Goodwill
W4 – Patton Ave – New Leicester Hwy
170 - Warren Wilson College – Black Mountain
More information and specific route detours are listed at www.ridetheart.com or call 253-5691.