Close the GAP Planning Process
The City of Asheville is in the midst of a large project to update the City’s Greenway Plan (G), ADA Transition Plan* (A), and Pedestrian Plan (P) (*By ADA transition we are specifically looking at accessibility improvements within the rights-of-way on our street network).
The planning process, known as the Close the GAP, will identify a network of the pedestrian, greenway, and accessibility networks for our community as well as programs and policies to support it. We combined these plans because the pedestrian network will be a stronger one if the three aspects: greenways, ADA transitions, and pedestrian networks are planned at the same time.
In 2020 Connect Buncombe gave a $7,000 mini-grant to the City of Asheville for photography and videography to support the awareness campaign for the City’s Greenway, Pedestrian and ADA Accessibility Master Plan (Close the GAP). That Video is now finished!