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 […]
More commercial development is on the way for a spot in Oteen, thanks to a unanimous rezoning decision by the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners at its May 1 meeting. At the urging of property owner H.P. Patel, a vacant 1.78-acre parcel at 1501 Tunnel Road was rezoned from R–2 (Residential District) to CS (Commercial […]
Have a bike? Take a ride through some Asheville’s greenways on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s Bike of the Irish 2012 time.
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)
Multimodal transportation is a growing concern in the Asheville area, and tonight, Feb. 6, city residents are invited to join the conversation.
The N.C. Department of Transportation’s 22nd annual awards recognize the efforts of NCDOT staff.
One final community meeting allows the public to learn more and provide feedback: Thursday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. Feedback on the draft plan must be submitted by Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The draft plan is available online.
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, […]
The proposed Interstate 26 connector in Asheville is currently on hold for at least the next 10 years, barring further review by the N.C. Department of Transportation, a spokesman told the Carolina Public Press on Monday, March 28.
Let us not hesitate to build a new transportation system that implements light rail, bus and bike lanes as an addition to Asheville’s current transportation system. The long-term effects of implementing this infrastructure now far outweigh any doubt, hesitation or fear of cost. Long term, a light rail could bring residents from Marshall or Canton […]
Above: Jeff Joyce (left), government affairs manager of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Ben Teague, executive director of the Economic Development Coalition, listen intently to a presentation by WCU Professor Dr. Michael Smith — Photo by Michael Muller
Get There Asheville surveys candidates, hosts forum tonight (Thursday)
Sure, the consultants from HDR Engineering, the company helping draft Asheville’s new Transit Master Plan, are experts. That’s why the Raleigh-based firm is on the job. But get a roomful of regular bus riders together, as the city did on April 2, and you find out quick who the real experts are. A hundred or […]
The City of Asheville is looking for your ideas for the city’s transit system.
Long-range planning for high-speed rail service between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. — via Greenville, S.C., and Charlotte, N.C. — has been deemed feasible by a new study.
Federal Transit Administration withholds NC-DOT access to $25 million in transit funds for mostly rural programs.
A host of county, city and state officials asked citizens to stay calm at a press conference this afternoon, stating that while steps are being taken to relieve the gas shortage, supplies would be spotty for at least another week, though more fuel is coming into the region. Mayor Terry Bellamy also criticized the state government for slow action, while state Rep. Charles Thomas said large oil companies “are begging us to regulate them.”
Out of gas? Waited in line for two hours to fill up? Finding other ways to get around? Working from home? The Xpress wants to hear your tales of getting through the gas crunch.
Long gas lines and hours of waiting to fill up aren’t over yet. According to a release from Buncombe County this morning, “local distributors report that it will be at least another week before fuel is flowing regularly in our area.” The release also asks citizens to not panic and conserve when possible.
All of a sudden it seems to some, if not to those of us who are older, that we have an “energy crisis.” We’ve been living on the edge for years, driving larger and larger cars, building larger and larger homes, and pretending the supply of oil and especially gasoline was unlimited. Oops: Now the […]
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 […]