The Active Mobility Commission consists of 7 members each serving a 3 year term. Members must be full-time residents of the Town of Black Mountain or the East Buncombe Fire District (recognizing that the Black Mountain Active Mobility Commission may choose to promote construction of a regional network that expands beyond the limits of the Town.) The Town Council appoint membership.
The Active Mobility Commission exists to advise the Town Council on items that may impact the safety and mobility of those who travel by foot, bicycle, or other active mobility device, to ensure consistency with established town goals, and to improve and promote active transportation opportunities.
Purpose & Responsibilities
Active mobility alleviates urban pressures, reduces energy consumption and production and improves the quality of life. Greenways are one part of active mobility and they not only protect environmentally important lands and native plants and animals, they also link people with the natural world and outdoor recreational opportunities. Greenways provide what many citizens seek-close to home recreational areas, safe routes for non-motorized transportation, and areas of natural beauty.
Successful Chalk the Walk and Art Dedication Event!
The Black Mountain Greenways Commission held an art dedication for "An Exquisite Moment", an art piece by Julia Burr and Dana Gingras, on September 28, 2019, at Veteran's Park. The event also featured several pieces of temporary chalk art. The sculpture was provided by a grant through the Chaddick Foundation. Please click here to read more from the Black Mountain News.