2018 is sure to be a big year for greenways. Our latest blog from new Board President, Robbie Sweetser, discusses current and upcoming projects in Buncombe County that will lead to a connected network of greenways extending over 12 miles total by the year 2020. In order to get there, we need YOUR help!
Natural Surface Greenways have been abuzz in local media coverage, including this recent article from the Citizen-Times and this onefrom Mountain Xpress. Due to the high-cost of greenway planning and development, City officials are slowly moving away from paved-only systems and considering more natural surface dirt paths for walkers and cyclists. On December 13, the City of Asheville hosted their first "Greenway Warmer" celebration to discuss this trend and other greenway updates in Western North Carolina. LEARN MORE
GREENWAY CHALLENGE RACE SERIES
Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Greenway Challenge, hosted by the Black Mountain Greenway Commission. The 5K and 10K events will take place at Pisgah Brewing on Saturday, April 7th at 2pm. All runners will receive a race t-shirt and be awarded a keepsake pint glass at the finish line. LEARN MORE
RADTIP PROJECT UNDERWAY
The River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project is a major roadway and greenway construction project happening in Asheville's River Arts District. The 2.2 mile improvement includes a continuous multi-use path along the east side of the French Broad River, as well as stormwater drainage, pedestrian sidewalks, bike lanes and additional parking. LEARN MORE
GROOVIN' FOR GREENWAYS
Connect Buncombe's first fundraiser of 2018 was hosted on Saturday, February 3rd by board member and
Groove facilitator Leanna Joyner. Residents from across the county enjoyed
a great time for a great cause- raising over $250 for the organization's mission. Stay tuned for another dance party later this year to support greenways in Buncombe County!