The city of Asheville is warning drivers away from downtown on Tuesday, Sept. 9, when the nationally famous Get Motivated seminar drops in at the Civic Center.
According to a press release from Asheville’s Transportation and Engineering Department, the event is expected to bring 3,000 attendees to the Civic Center, and parking decks are predicted to be full by 7 a.m. The event begins at 8 a.m.
Alongside encouragement to carpool or ride the bus on that day, the notice also points out that Get Motivated will be providing a free shuttle from the Asheville Mall to the Civic Center for both seminar attendees and commuters from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Details on transportation and parking options can be found at www.ashevillenc.gov/parking, along with a link to a carpool-networking site.
As a final note, the city also urges drivers to be wary of pedestrians and to not hit them.
— Brian Postelle, staff writer