Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force will meet Feb. 23

Here’s the info via a message from Asheville transportation manager Barb Mee sent to the group’s mailing list:

To: Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force Mailing List Members

This is to remind you about this Thursday’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. We will be in room A109 on the first floor of the City of Asheville Public Works building, 161 S. Charlotte St, in room A-109 again this month. Please enter the building through the North door, the one nearest the bike rack and parking lot. The meeting room will be ahead and on your right.

While you are thinking about it, why not note the rest of this year’s meeting dates on your calendar now? The task force meets the fourth Thursday of the month from January through October, and on the first Thursday in December. If I copied them down correctly, that makes our remaining meeting dates this year Feb 23, Mar 22, Apr 26, May 24, June 28, Jul 26, Aug 23, Sep 27, Oct 25, and Dec 6.

As a follow up to the presentation last month about the Lake Craig/Azalea Road project, the public meeting discussed has been scheduled for Thursday, March 1, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. at the RENCI at UNC Asheville office in the Historic Grove Arcade building in downtown Asheville. The consultant team will be available to meet with the community, present the current project alternatives, identify potential impacts, and discuss the overall timeline. This meeting is free to the public and will be held in an open-house/flexible drop-in format. I have attached a flyer about the meeting – please share it with anyone you think would be interested.

To review, the project will evaluate the Lake Craig Dam at Azalea Park for flood mitigation options in an effort to reduce the impact of downstream flooding. The project also includes floodplain fill removal and channel relocation along the Swannanoa River, a water line extension to the John B. Lewis Soccer Complex, and roadway improvements to Azalea Road and Gashes Creek Road. If you want to be on the project mailing list, please send a request to or call (828) 232-6126 with your request.

I have pasted other information items below that I think you might find interesting or helpful, including information about some temporary street closures downtown.

If you would like to be removed from this mailing list, just let me know.

Thanks, and I hope to see you Thursday!

Barb Mee, AICP, Transportation Planner
City of Asheville Transportation Department
P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802
(828) 232-4540

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