Monday, January 24, 2011

Pedestrian Bridge Community Update Meeting Rescheduled

On Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 1 to 3 pm, the City of Asheville will hold a community information meeting and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) walk. The meeting will start at the Hillcrest Community Center at 100 Atkinson St.  An information session will kick-off the meeting followed by a community walk where participants will be invited to walk the bridge and areas adjacent to the bridge, sharing safety concerns along the way.

City staff will include representatives from the transportation department, police department, public works department and administrative services department.  APD Captain Daryl Fisher shared, “we’ve already increased our presence in the areas adjacent to the bridge but the key to keeping the old problems from taking root again will be strong relationships between the community and law enforcement officers.  This walk will be an important step in the process.”

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