The Asheville City Council recently voted to begin phase 1 of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP), building a multi-use path along Lyman Street. However, this only represents part of the planned RADTIP—construction of sidewalks and a protected bike lane, what we believe are essential elements of the project, have not been funded or approved, making their future uncertain.
Following the City’s decision to divide approval and construction into phases, the Mountain Xpress asked director Mike Sule for a statement. Here’s what he said:
“AoB leadership remains cautious in embracing the phased approach because no one can predict future priorities and future city leadership support for completion of the RADTIP elements as currently proposed.”