An online petition is making the rounds, making a short and clear request: Explore Riverside as the best option for New Belgium deliveries.
From the petition:
We urge the City of Asheville and New Belgium Brewing to commit to the development of Riverside Drive north of Craven Street as a truck accessible route, with a timetable and plan for funding, recognizing that this is the best option for the surrounding neighborhoods and New Belgium.
“Petition background,” also from the petition link:
We the undersigned residents of neighborhoods in West Asheville support the development of the New Belgium Brewery and are enthusiastic about our potential partnership.
Our primary concern is the impact of the projected four to six tractor trailers per hour, 24 hours a day, and 7 days per week on our quality of life.
We oppose the use of Haywood Road and Hanover Street as the primary truck route for New Belgium Brewing due to the safety risks, noise pollution, and negative consequences to the development and usability of a residential and thriving commercial artery.
The link states that it was created by West Asheville resident Rich Lee and the East West Asheville Neighborhood Association on January 6, and that the target of the petition is Asheville City Council. I was signee #134.
Sign or share the petition here: Support a truck route alternative for New Belgium Brewing Petition | GoPetition