Downtown Nashville streets must adapt to pedestrians, bikes and scooters

This fall we created a pop-up protected bike lane on Commerce Street as part of our push for protected bike lanes on Commerce Street and Third Avenue (pictured below).  Construction finally began on the long-awaited Commerce Street bike lane in January. Continue reading

Vision Zero for Nashville

Mayor Cooper announced a vision zero goal for Nashville at our Day of Remembrance event on January 18, 2020. Image by Kyle Lincoln Continue reading

25 mph Speed Limits for Neighborhood Streets

A lower speed limit on local streets is a victory for all of Nashville.  We've been working behind the scenes to make this change happen for years.  Continue reading

Nashville Community Transportation Platform Endorsed by New Mayor and Half of Incoming Metro Council

Mayor John Cooper and 20 Council Members endorsed the Nashville Community Transportation Platform during the campaign season.  Continue reading

BL 2019-1659 Overview and Thoughts

In 2017 Walk Bike Nashville supported, and helped pass “The Sidewalk Bill”, BL2917-493. This bill dramatically increased the requirements for sidewalks during development. For the first time ever it required sidewalks for single and two family houses in our most dense urban centers. It required more sidewalks for commercial and multi-family developments, and made it harder for those developments to avoid building. And it expanded where the “in-lieu of sidewalks” payment had to be made.  Thanks to this bill hundreds of new sidewalks have been built, stemming the tide of our sidewalk needs, and millions have been paid into the “in-lieu of sidewalks” fund, further stretching the $30 Million Metro has been spending each year on new sidewalks around the city. You can read all about the current requirements for sidewalks here. Councilwoman Angie Henderson has filed, BL2019-1659 an update to the original sidewalk bill. It tweaks a few parts of the updated code and streamlines the waiver process. Overall Walk Bike Nashville is generally supportive of this bill, though somewhat concerned how it will play out in reality. Here's a quick overview of the bill and our thoughts. Continue reading

Safe Amqui: An Artistic Tactical Urbanism Project

Alongside our partners at the Nashville Civic Design Center’s action arm, TURBO, and local artist Andee Rudloff, we celebrated the successful installation of our tactical urbanism traffic calming project at Amqui Elementary School with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 20th. Continue reading

Welcome Lindsey

Welcome Lindsey Ganson to our team as Director of Advocacy and Communications. Continue reading

Nolensville Numbers Prove Positive!

Walk Bike Nashville staff and volunteers spent three days at the Nolensville Pike and Welshwood Drive interesection counting the behavior of pedestrians and recording the results. We held four, two-hour shifts each day to track pedestrians that crossed Nolensville Pike, measuring three criteria: did the pedestrian use the installed crosswalk, did they utilize the button to signal to cars they are crossing and were they a transit rider. Continue reading