From: Ben Shirley
Date: Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 1:14 PM
Subject: Merrimon Ave Intersection Improvements at Edgewood through WT Weaver Boulevard.
I wish to enter public comment on the DOT proposed project “Merrimon Ave Intersection Improvements at Edgewood through WT Weaver Boulevard.”
As an employee of UNCA and someone that commutes, sometimes by car and sometimes by bike, through the area in questions every weekday I am concerned and disturbed that the DOT has not planned for better protection of bicyclists and pedestrians.
I agree with the findings submitted by the local organization “Asheville on Bikes” that the plan should be changed to increase bike and pedestrian safety and that the DOT should work with the city of Asheville and local organizations to honor local and national standards for safety to find a solution that better benefits the Asheville community.
Thanks for your consideration,