Car Free Life: Week 1

The look on people's faces when you tell them you don't own a car is hilarious. It starts with sympathy followed by a mix of surprise and doubt when you tell them it's a life style choice. The cashier at Turnip Truck even offered, "If you ever need a ride, let me know." Thanks, Caleb, I'll swing by if I'm ever in a bind! Continue reading

Totaled, But Not a Total Loss

For at least the next month I plan to go car free. Before I get to my story I want to start by acknowledging my privilege in being able give up my car as an experiment and knowing if I find that I do need a car it's an option for me. Many Nashvillians don't have this option and maneuver this car-centric city by bus, foot and bike everyday. As a city we need to make sure that everyone could be car free, whether by necessity or choice.  Continue reading

#DontBlockMyWalk Legislation Passes

On Tuesday night Metro Council unanimously passed a bill to make it harder for construction sites to close sidewalks and bikelanes. A big thanks to Councilwoman Allen and Elrod for their work moving the bill forward over the last 6 months; and for Councilmembers Bedne, Johnson, O'Connell and Sledge. This bill, which we've taken to calling the #DontBlockMyWalk Bill is accompanied by a new set of Public Works Regulations, seen here, which together are intended to ensure the safe accommodation of people on foot and bike at construction sites. Continue reading

Family Cycling, Part 2 FAQs

Cycling with Children 2- Frequently Asked Questions Thank you to guest blogger, Robert Johnson, for sharing his expertise on cycling with family! You can see his first blog post, Cycling with Children, here!  Robert's son, George, was featured in one of our Tour de Nash teasers! Continue reading

Family Cycling, Part 1

Originally published April 7, 2015 Robert Johnson, a Walk Bike University Instructor and life-long bike rider answered some frequently asked questions about bicycling as a family. Robert can frequently be seen pedaling around the East side with one or both of his kids. Continue reading

Walk Bike Nashville on the Move!

Walk Bike Nashville staff have (mostly) finished unpacking in our new office space at 943 Woodland Street. Volunteers helped us paint and gather furniture donations, and the much enlarged office space will better accommodate conferences, workshops, meetings and supplies for our events and education programs. Continue reading

Elena Zamora Act Signed into Law

Governor Bill Haslam signed the “Elena Zamora Memorial Act” into law Thursday as Public Chapter 834. The bill memorializes Elena Zamora, a 17 year old Hume Fogg High School student, who was killed December 19, 2013 in downtown Nashville when she was hit by a truck driver while she was in a crosswalk. The truck driver received a $500 fine which was the maximum penalty under the current law. Continue reading

Bike Month is over...

  But that doesn't mean you have to stop riding your bike! Our hope is that Bike Month will get you back on the bike after the cold winter and get you excited about riding again.  Continue reading

Walk Bike Munich

Advocate, volunteer and avid biker, Willi, dropped us a note from his (other) hometown in Munich! Read about his experiences walking and biking in Germany.   Continue reading

Changes coming to Music Row Bike Lanes

The bike lanes on 16th and 17th Aves South, aka Music Row, are some of the oldest bike lanes in Nashville. Bike Riders have been using them for years to ride from the Belmont/Hillsboro neighborhoods all the way to Demonbreun and on into downtown. And while they were a big step forward when first installed, today they are fairly old fashioned and have some flaws. Most importantly they lack any form of physical protection and they place the bike rider in the "door-zone", vulnerable to parked cars moving or suddenly opening doors. For that reason we are excited to learn about the proposed reconfiguration, which would call for Nashville's first Left-Side Protected Bike Lanes. Continue reading
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