Walk Hendo

Provide your feedback on Hendersonville's new pedestrian plan via the Walk Hendo survey by May 31!

Walk Hendo Survey

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
Starting May 2 & Running Through May
Round 2 - Survey Available Online
Starting May 2 & Running Through May
Final Plan Development
Late Summer / Early Fall 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 will be active for approximately twelve months.

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

Project Updates: 
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

Walk Hendo Community Input Meeting
Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Project Background:

Hendersonville is underway with an effort to update their Pedestrian Plan that will identify the community’s vision, strategies, goals, and recommended actions for creating safe places to walk. The project began in spring 2022 and is expected to be completed in late summer/early fall 2023.

Meeting Purpose:

On May 2, and throughout the month of May, the City will be hosting community engagement activities. A drop-in style public meeting will be hosted on May 2 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, where anyone can share their thoughts about the proposed set of sidewalk, path and greenway projects. An online survey will be launched that day and will run throughout May to collect similar feedback.

Who Is this Meeting For?

The meeting and survey are for anyone who lives, works, or visits Hendersonville.

What Will We Do With This Information?

Your input will be used to create the Walk Hendo Pedestrian Plan. Once the Plan is adopted, the City and NCDOT can use it to direct how we build projects, make policy choices, build programs and events, and apply for new types of funding.


This project was made possible with a grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation. It is being led by Asheville-based transportation consulting firm Traffic Planning & Design. Contact Rachael Bronson at Traffic Planning & Design for more information: rbronson@trafficpd.com or 828.575.0133.