Walk Hendo

Milestone timeline:

Steering Committee Kickoff
Completed: Jun 10, 2022
June 10, 2022
Community Input Meeting
Completed: Jul 25, 2022
July 25, 2022
Survey Available Online
Completed: Aug 31, 2022
Starting July 25 & Running Through August
Network Development & Recommendations
Completed: Oct 31, 2022
Fall 2022
Steering Committee Meeting
Completed: Mar 7, 2023
March 7, 2023
Round 2 - Community Input Meeting
Completed: May 2, 2023
May 2, 2023
Round 2 - Survey Available Online
Completed: May 2, 2023
Starting May 2 & Running Through May
Round 2 - Survey Available Online
Completed: May 2, 2023
Starting May 2 & Running Through May
Final Plan Development
Completed: Nov 1, 2023
Late Summer / Early Fall 2023
Plan Adoption
Completed: Dec 7, 2023
December 2023

Pedestrian Plan Steering Committee

To complete Hendersonville's Pedestrian Plan, NCDOT hired a consultant, Traffic Planning and Design Inc. which formed an ad-hoc steering committee to review transportation projects in the area. The Pedestrian Plan Steering Committee was approved by City Council on April 7, 2022 and helped guide plan development.

Pedestrian Plan Steering Committee

Tristan Winkler - MPO representative
David White - WNCSource & Apple Transit
Kat Nevel - Sammy Williams Center
Joe Sanders - Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, AARP, Resident, Friends of Ecusta
Suzanne Hale - Friends of the Oklawaha Greenway
Rebekah Robinson - Conserving Carolina
Diana Lewis - Avid walker and resident; Duncraggen community rep; active volunteer at Sammy Williams
Richard Reagen Visually impaired pedestrian
LoriKay Paden - YMCA
NCDOT Division 14 - Steve Williams
Dawn Barr - Avid walker and resident; BRBC president; veterans advocate
Bob Johnson - Planning Board Rep
Adriana Chavela - Hola Carolina
Philip Ellis, MS, PE - Interested citizen, Robinson Design Engineers
Janna Bianculli - Henderson County Planning Board
Dr. Jennifer Hensley - City of Hendersonville Council representative
Carl Taylor - Henderson County Public Schools
Brent Detwiler - City of Hendersonville
Matt Manley - City of Hendersonville
Tom Wooten - City of Hendersonville
Lew Holloway - City of Hendersonville
Brendan Shanahan - City of Hendersonville
Alexius Farris - NCDOT
Rachael Bronson - Traffic Planning & Design
Kristy Carter - Traffic Planning & Design
Christy Staudt - Traffic Planning & Design

Previous Pedestrian Plans

2007 Pedestrian Plan Final Report [PDF]

The Pedestrian Plan was adopted by City Council in 2007. The City received a grant from NCDOT to develop a comprehensive pedestrian plan that aims make Hendersonville more pedestrian friendly. The primary focus of the plan is identification of new sidewalks along existing roads and future connections to pedestrian attractions and greenways.

Project Updates: 
Walk Hendo Plan Adoption
Thursday, December 7, 2023

The City of Hendersonville has taken an important step towards enhancing the City’s pedestrian infrastructure with the adoption of the “Walk Hendo” Pedestrian Plan. This new pedestrian plan aims to transform Hendersonville into a more walkable and pedestrian-friendly community by establishing a vision that supports multimodal goals, guides developer participation, and positions the City for future funding and partnership opportunities. Following a presentation at their December 7, 2023, meeting, Hendersonville City Council unanimously voted to adopt the plan. 

Walk Hendo presentation starts at 47:24


Public Input Meeting Boards
Wednesday, May 3, 2023

These were the boards that were shown during the community meeting on May 2. 

Community Meeting Boards