Stepping Up to a More Walkable Hendersonville


Next to driving or riding in cars, walking is the most frequent mode of transportation for senior adults. Walk Wise, Drive Smart aims to create more pedestrian-friendly environments for senior adults within Hendersonville, NC, and surrounding areas.

New look for the 100 Block of Main Street

Walk Wise, Drive Smart is a neighborhood-based project that is part of the Henderson County Livable and Senior Friendly Community Initiative. The program builds upon established community relationships and uses community input to guide improvements to the walkabilty of Hendersonville.

Ribbon cutting ceremony

Pedestrian countdown signal and street crossing at 1st and Main

Walk Wise, Drive Smart combines educational, encouragement, enforcement and environmental activities to create a safer and more inviting walking community. The program seeks to develop and implement a model that can be replicated in similar settings in North Carolina and beyond.

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Walks with Gary

Join us for Be Active Day!

Centers for Disease Control Article Highlights Walk Wise, Drive Smart Program (PDF, 382 KB)

New Walking Maps Now Available

Safety Program Helps Senior Drivers Fit Better In Their Vehicles

Read about the first Walk Wise neighborhood walking route

Read about the Walk Wise, Drive Smart incentive program for motorists who drive courteously near pedestrians