From the City of Asheville

Residents and business owners attended a West Asheville Parking Study meeting Oct. 22 at Hall Fletcher Elementary School. Hosted by the City’s Transportation Director Ken Putnam, the meeting first focused on findings of a parking study by consultant Fred Burchett of Kimley-Horn browse this site. After the presentation the audience members were engaged in a “live polling” process in which they were given electronic devices to enable them to vote on various options to ease parking woes in West Asheville.

The study area is along Haywood Road from Patton Avenue to just past Beechum’s Curve, including 500 feet on either side.

Among the challenges, the consultant told the audience, is that Haywood Road has more than 3,000 parking spaces along it, but less than a third of the spaces are available to the public.

During live polling and the discussion that followed attendees said they supported better enforcement of parking violations. They also showed support for permitted residential parking zones.

Next steps: Questionnaire, recommendations

The study and search for solutions are ongoing with recommendations expected early next year. In the meantime, the consultant has launched a questionnaire to get more community input. Visit


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