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Merrimon Widening Comment

Al: Investigate alternative options, including Road Diet and Complete Street options which would encourage slower speeds, promote pedestrian safety

From: Al Schlimm
Date: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 11:36 AM
Subject: Design for Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC
To: chood@ncdot.gov

To Whom It May Concern –

We and our neighbors have recently become aware of the state’s intention to undertake a major renovation of Merrimon Avenue, a street we use every day.  We have reviewed the proposed design and are extremely concerned that it will not serve the community well.  We strongly recommend that the state work with the City of Asheville with the goal of better accommodating our needs, and we strongly encourage the state to investigate alternative options, including Road Diet and Complete Street options which would encourage slower speeds, promote pedestrian safety, and increase bike access and safety.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

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 Al Schlimm & Joan D’Entremont