E-bikes on Greenways

Next week on July 6th, the Nashville Parks board will consider a rules change/update to allow Class 1 pedal-assist E-bikes on Nashville Greenways. The request comes from B-Cycle, which is planning to restart in Nashville with a fleet of 300 pedal-assist bikes starting this summer. We support this request, read on to learn why. Continue reading

Seeking an Artist to Design Memorials for People Killed While Walking

2020 was the deadliest year for pedestrians in Nashville. With 39 pedestrian deaths last year, 2020 was the deadliest year for pedestrians in Nashville. Pedestrian deaths have been steadily rising since 2013, with record-breaking years in 2017, 2018, 2019 and now 2020.  With a budget of $6,000, Walk Bike Nashville seeks to hire an artist to design and manage the fabrication of at least 10 pedestrian memorials. Continue reading

You spoke, we listened!

Word Cloud from Your Feedback Though we had a great 2021 Tour de Nash, the ride also highlighted the poor conditions of some of our roads and bike lanes for bike riders. Not only are they littered with debris, they also pose a serious danger for those on a bicycle. Your feedback matters and we have taken your comments and concerns and presented them to the Mayor's Office and the Public Works Committee. This feedback is especially prevalent as the Metro Council is currently discussing next year's budget!  Continue reading

How Fast Can We Build It? It all depends on Metro's Operating Budget

Overall the Mayor’s proposed operating budget is a big step forward for transportation. It adds significant additional transportation staffing capacity to execute the improvements outlined in the Mayor's Transportation Plan (also see graphic above). Continue reading

Inspiration for the Ultimate Bike Riding Trip

Three ways to have a two-wheel win. Continue reading

3 Reasons to Ride Your Bike Without Fear

Feel secure when you’re pedaling with AAA Bicycle Service. Continue reading

Blackout the Greenway with Black Girls Do Bike Nashville

After two reschedules due to rainy Tennessee weather, we co-hosted the Blackout the Greenway Ride with Black Girls Do Bike this past Sunday.  Photography by: JJ McFadden, IG:@quethedeejay More photos at WBN's FB Page.  Write up: Brenda Perez The Blackout the Greenway was Walk Bike Nashville's first collaboration with Black Girls Do Bike Nashville. Black Girls do Bike is a national organization that focuses on encouraging Black Women to ride. Nashville has a chapter thanks to She-ro Tina Fox.  To find out more about Black Girls Do Ride, check out the website and follow @BlackGirlsDoBikeNashville on Instagram. Continue reading

Fix Our Streets First

Metro Nashville Council is currently considering legislation to allow the use of license plate readers. Here is the letter we sent to Metro Council Members about our position on BL2020-582 on April 19, 2021. Walk Bike Nashville Comentario sobre BL2020-582 Consejo Municipal Propuesta de Ley Permitiendo Lectores de Placas. Continue reading

We opppose HB0513

We often think of our public streets and sidewalks as a means of getting from here to there, but they also represent the majority of our community’s public space. Our streets and sidewalks are not just for transportation, but for gathering, for connecting to our community, and for exercising our basic rights to voice opinions and protest injustices.  For that reason, we are deeply troubled by the vague, mean-spirited, and downright dangerous bill, HB 0513, proposed in the TN State Legislature. Continue reading