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

#TourdeNashSelfie Winner!

Congratulations to Jeremiah Dameron on winning the Tour de Nash Selfie contest! Jeremiah tweeted: Loving my first #TourdeNash Perfect way to explore Nashville for a newbie like me. #tourdenashselfie #parthenon   Thanks to our sponsor Regions, Jeremiah will be taking home a new bike! Read on to learn about why Jeremiah rode in the Tour de Nash, what he liked about the event and why he supports Walk Bike Nashville! Continue reading

Bike/Ped Strategic Plan: Our Goals

Strategic Plan for Sidewalks and Bikeways At her first Council meeting Mayor Barry announced that she was going to update the Strategic Plan for Sidewalks and Bikeways. This plan, which was orignally written back in 2003, in theory determines when and where our city invests in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. In reality, it is now badly out of date. The update of the plan is being called Walk N' Bike and is being led by Public Works, with the assistance of a Steering Committee (which includes Walk Bike Nashville). This update is an incredibly important and exciting for the Walk Bike Nashville advocacy movement. The Bike/Ped plan will be an internal document, approved by the Planning Commission, and will govern our bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure for years to come. It is essential that this plan be an effective and visionary tool. This Plan can be our roadmap to making a more walkable, bikeable and livable Nashville. We need your help to ensure it is.  Continue reading