Yearly Archives: 2018


Proposed addition to Bylaws

Our founding mothers will be departing their formal board duties at the end of 2018, that has us thinking of a way to yet keep their involvement and guidance. As part of the business meeting, members of Connect Buncombe will be asked to approve this addition to our Bylaws: Article […]


Striving Beyond

This year, the 27th annual Strive Not To Drive campaign expanded to include over 25 events in 4 counties during the month of May. The focus of Strive (as it was recently rebranded) is to celebrate, promote and use the variety of transportation options that exist today and also to […]


Greenway Funding Grows

Buncombe County was recently awarded a grant from the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization to expand greenway systems across the city and county. The grant requires a 20% match. However, neither the County nor the City of Asheville were able to fully fund the match, Connect Buncombe stepped in, offering to […]


OP-ED: We need vision – and investment – to make greenways a reality

Mother Nature has blessed Western North Carolina with beauty and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. We are fortunate. However, there are some who have neither the time nor the resources to travel to a national forest, state park or greenway in S.C. For them, easily accessible parks and greenways could offer […]


A Word from Our President: Your Voice Makes A Difference

Greenways and trails are having greater awareness in our community. Just in the past few months citizen input has influenced the following projects: Asheville River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) to increase from a single 10′ wide trail to a full 16′ wide multi-use trail along the river. This section […]