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Growth and Congestion in Our Region

October 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hendersonville Green Drinks welcomes Tristan Winkler, of the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization, to speak about growth and congestion in our region and the steps being taken to address it.

The entire I-26 corridor between Asheville and Hendersonville continues to grow at a rapid pace. How has this growth impacted traffic in our region? What are the plans to address increasing congestion? How can we better integrate our region’s growth to meet our transportation needs?

Tristan Winkler has been working in Western North Carolina as a Regional Transportation Planner with the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization for the past four years. Originally from Chicago, Tristan lived in North Carolina for eight years before moving back to the Midwest to receive his Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013. He now lives in Asheville with his wife and two dogs.

5:30 p.m.: Grab and drink and network with like-minded locals.

6:00 p.m.: Enjoy the presentation and learn something new!


Hendersonville Green Drinks is presented by Conserving Carolina, MountainTrue and Black Bear Coffee Co. Come to Green Drinks to learn more about current environmental issues, have relevant discussions, and meet with like-minded people. This is a monthly event and everyone is welcome. You don’t have to drink at Green Drinks, just come and listen. Black Bear Coffee offers beer, wine, coffee drinks, and sodas. A limited food menu will be available.


October 11, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Black Bear Coffee Co.
318 N Main St
Hendersonville, NC 28792 United States
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