A day of debates for Asheville mayor, Council candidates

Today has no shortage of debates about local government and the future of our city. The three mayoral candidates meet at the Council of Independent Business Owners luncheon this afternoon, then have a rematch at tonight’s Get There Asheville forum, where they will be joined by the five Asheville City Council candidates. Follow live Twitter dispatches of today’s debates here.

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Volunteers needed to help determine usage of local sidewalks, bike lanes

One of the biggest hurdles facing local advocates of building more multi-modal transportation infrastructure such is as sidewalks and bike lanes is a shortage of data. In order to help determine the need for improvements, the city of Asheville is seeking volunteers to help take a count of those currently using the local sidewalks, bike lanes and greenways.

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No decisions yet on Charlotte Street corridor improvemen­ts, city staff say

The Jewish Community Center gymnasium was full tonight, Feb. 6, with residents and Asheville City staff and City Council members. The topic: Transportation issues — particularly bicycling infrastructure — for a half-mile stretch of Charlotte Street. Several residents dispatched live updates via Twitter from the meeting.
(photo by Asheville City Council member Gordon Smith)

What scoots around comes around

I was the proud owner of a red and black Baccio scooter. I paid $600 for it (from my barely above minimum-wage income). I spent the whole year of 2010 walking around this town to get to school, my job, the grocery store, etc. I've been beeped at, yelled at, cussed at. Rain, sun, sleet, […]