Downtown Street Closures for Bele Chere
Street Closures for Bele Chere (Downtown Asheville):
In effect Thursday (7/25) beginning at 5:30 p.m. until Sunday (7/28) at midnight.
Biltmore Avenue from Hilliard Avenue to College Street
College Street from Biltmore Avenue to Patton Avenue
Patton Avenue from Biltmore Avenue to Asheland Avenue
Coxe Avenue from Patton Avenue to Commerce Street
N. Lexington Avenue from W. Walnut Street to S. Lexington Avenue
Battery Park Avenue from Haywood Street to Otis Street
Haywood Street at the U.S. Cellular Center to Patton Avenue
Wall Street from Battery Park Avenue to Otis Street
Otis Street from N. French Broad Avenue to Patton Avenue
Here's a map of these street closures.
The City of Asheville will provide continuous Park-and-Ride Shuttle service for Bele Chere 2013, July 26-28.
To access the Express Shuttle service and free parking, attendees should park at one of two designated locations and look for the Bele Chere booth selling shuttle tickets. The shuttle will transport people downtown, relieving the hassles associated with finding parking and dealing with traffic. The cost for the shuttle is $2 per round trip.
Park-and-ride locations include:
- West Asheville Shuttle: K-Mart on Patton Avenue
o Parking location: Use the K-Mart parking area, northeast corner of Patton Avenue (US-19/US-23/US-74) and Louisiana Avenue.
o Downtown pick-up/drop-off location: At the Civic Center, the corner of Haywood Street and Flint Street.
- East Asheville Shuttle: Asheville Mall, Sears Department Store
o Parking location: Use the Asheville Mall parking area near White Pine Drive in the back near the Sears Department Store.
o Downtown pick-up/drop-off location: At the corner of Market Street and College Street in City/County Plaza.
The shuttles will run Friday, 11:30am – 11pm; Saturday, 9:30am – 11pm, and Sunday, 11:30am– 7pm.
Click here for more parking information during Bele Chere.