Walk Hendo

Milestone timeline:

Community Input Meeting
July 25, 2022
Survey Available Online
Starting July 25 & Running Through August
Network Development & Recommendations
Fall 2022
Additional Community Engagement
Winter 2022/2023
Final Plan Development
Spring 2023
Plan Adoption
Spring/Summer 2023

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Project Updates: 
Walk Hendo Community Input Meeting
Monday, July 25, 2022
Walk Hendo Project Background
Monday, July 11, 2022

Project Background:

Hendersonville just kicked off an effort to update their 2007 Pedestrian Plan that will identify the community’s vision, strategies, goals, and recommended actions for the future of walking. The project will take about 12 months to complete and will be closely guided by community engagement.

Meeting Purpose:

On July 25, and throughout the month of August, the City will be hosting community engagement activities. A drop-in style public meeting will be hosted July 25 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, where anyone can share their thoughts about walking in the City. An online survey will be launched that day and will run throughout August 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 a Pedestrian Plan for Hendersonville. 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 Kristy Carter at Traffic Planning & Design for more info: kcarter@trafficpd.com or 828.229.1838

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