Advocacy

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Walk Bike Nashville is working to build a more walkable, bikeable, and livable Nashville. Advocacy is one of the methods to achieve our mission. Through our advocacy programs, Walk Bike Nashville works with communities to empower their voices for active transportation, with elected officials to enact smart policy changes, and with the Metro Nashville government to guide best practices in implementation. Read more about our 2020 advocacy priorities on our blog.

Walk Bike Nashville's 2020 citywide priorities are:

  1. Impossible Crossings: Reduce pedestrian fatalities by creating safer crosswalks across the city.
  2. Speed Limits: Reduce speed limits in neighborhoods city-wide. 
  3. Budget: Advocate for funding for expanded transportation staff capacity at city, and for capital sidewalk, bikeways and traffic calming projects
  4. Bikeways: Continue build out of WalkNBike Priority Bikeway Network, in particular the Core Bike Lanes downtown and the Woodland St bike lane.
  5. Sidewalks: Protect the sidewalk requirements passed for developers in 2017
  6. Scooters: Ensure smart and effective regulations are in place to govern shared scooters and bicycles
  7. Ensure bikeways, sidewalks and greenways are not closed during events and construction

Past Initiatives