Strive Not To Drive, a week of multimodal awareness events held throughout Asheville, held its first ever walking tour this past Tuesday, May 19, to showcase concerns and problems facing pedestrians, bikers, people with disabilities and motorists in downtown Asheville.
“It would be a miracle if everybody for one week didn’t drive.”
Amid allegations of cheating, Marc Hunt was declared the winner of the “Crosstown Rumbler,” a May 20 race that pitted members of Asheville City Council against each other as they biked, bussed, and drove from the UNCA campus to city hall.
About 50 local leaders took a bicycle tour of the River Arts District May 19, rolling through an area that is set “to transform” into a center of multimodal transit, recreation and commerce, said Stephanie Monson, riverfront redevelopment coordinator for the city of Asheville.
The annual Strive Not to Drive campaign runs May 16-23, featuring free local events that aim to encourage modes of transportation other than riding alone in your car.
Cycling advocates guided local elected officials on a bicycle tour of Asheville, highlighting recent infrastructure improvements and encouraging progress to continue.
I am an old lady with arthritic knees. But I've always been able to get to Earth Fare at Westgate using the bus. No longer. It doesn't really even go there anymore. I can no longer even get to the bus terminal without walking from Pritchard Park. A great part of the Asheville Redefines Transit […]
This week, spurred by the Strive Not to Drive ethos and the great weather, I gave riding my bike to work a shot. Before, I was afraid of traffic. But it was great! The drivers with whom I have shared the road have been courteous and I get lots of waves from passersby, not to […]
A video of the multi-modal fashion show, held at the Magnetic Field Theatre on Tuesday, May 22. The event, co-produced by Asheville on Bikes and Mountain Xpress, was part of Strive Not To Drive week in Asheville.
Submit original artwork to be used as awards for the winner of the workplace challenge. The deadline for proposals is April 18.
Strive Not To Drive Week is still more than a month away, but that’s no reason to no plan ahead for the May 21-25 events, including a fashion show on Tuesday, May 22.
I would like to personally and publicly thank the individual who decided it was necessary to throw and hit me in the back with a full plastic water bottle from the passenger seat of a truck while I was on the side of Blue Ridge Road in Black Mountain on Good Friday afternoon, trying to […]
Cycling and taking the bus are the most emphasized methods of transit during Strive Not to Drive week. But on Friday I relied solely on my preferred and ancient technique: walking.
Bikers, walkers and bus riders gathered on Thursday, May 20, at The LAB for Asheville’s first-ever “Multimodal Fashion Show.”
Photo by Jonathan Welch
Asheville events during National Bike Month commemorate those injured while cycling and raise awareness about cyclist rights and bicycle commuting.
I recently spent a month at home with my 4-month-old daughter, Eleanor Marie. During this time, I learned many things, some of them totally new to me. She’s my first child, and I’ve found out why every little girl is a daddy’s girl. And like every parent, I know my child is the most beautiful […]