Asheville blogger Paul Van Heden has created a map for would-be transit riders who are in the market for housing. Van Heden is the brain behind the Brainshrub Bus Project (see “Public-transit ninja blogger strikes again,” Jan. 31, Xpress ) and holds forth at Brainshrub.com.
On his blog, Van Heden explains, “I’ve gotten several requests for information on the best places in Asheville are to live if one wishes to use public transit as the primary means to get around town.
“To answer these queries, and as a public service, I created a Google Map with shaded zones which represent areas I consider ideal living locations for access to the bus routes.”
Home-seekers will find Van Heden’s short descriptions of recommended neighborhoods useful, while residents of Pisgah View and Montford as well as owners of malls and strip malls may take exception to some of his commentary. But, hey—he’s a “ninja blogger,” not a Chamber of Commerce rep.
— Cecil Bothwell, staff writer