Strive Not to Drive

Waynesville Strive Week
May 7-11, 2018

Strive Waynesville encourages you to go to work and run errands around your town by any mode other than one person in one car. Bike, bus, walk, or carpool and discover that the fun is in the journey.

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Tuesday, May 8 at 9:15
Active Routes to School: N. Canton Bike Skills

The 4th Grade class of North Canton Elementary are getting their bike skills on, thanks to the Active Routes to School program and Bicycle Haywood. Prior to navigating a bike through a skills course, each class member will be fitted with a free bike helmet for then to keep.

Wednesday, May 9, 1pm
Mountain Projects Bus Route Sneak Peek

Let’s make a new bus route together. Mountain Projects of Haywood County is proposing its first fixed-route bus service, and special guests are invited to test it out. The preview will cover two proposed routes: Clyde to Canton and Clyde to Waynesville. Municipal staff, elected officials, and business representatives are invited to ride along and provide input on this game-changer route that connects large employers, public services, and business districts within Haywood County.

Thursday, May 10, 4-5pm
Walk Main Street with Katie and Gavin

Join Katie-the-dog, Gavin-the-mayor, and Elizabeth-the-planner on a stroll of Downtown Waynesville. The walk, starting from City Hall, will begin with a meet-the-bus experience with Mountain Projects. From there Mayor Gavin Brown and City Planner Elizabeth Teague invite guests down Main St. and Wall St. to point out what's working and what needs work when it comes to Waynesville walkability. The walk ends at Boojum Brewing for Moving Pictures Night.

Thursday, May 10, 5-7pm
Moving Pictures Night at Boojum Brewing

Seeing is believing. Be moved to increase Haywood County's transportation options by a series of fun and inspiring short films that focus on the economic and wellness benefits of walkable cities, bike-friendly businesses, and connected transit. The films will be followed by an introduction to exciting transportation-related projects ongoing in Haywood County and some social time with snacks and beverages.