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On the success of Asheville’s “road diet” project

PJ Jackson writes for Citizen Times:

As a residential area dotted with small local businesses, Charlotte Street should be walkable — and now it is, thanks to a collaboration between the city of Asheville and the Charlotte Street Business Association, a group for which I’m currently the president.

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Now, with this latest project, started around the time of our statewide lockdown and completed by the end of June, we can officially feel safe walking around our own neighborhood. Everyone is safer — whether you’re in a car, on a bike, on foot or in a wheelchair.

It’s always good to see a success story like this one.