Congrats to our 2017 Annual Award Winners

Each year the Walk Bike Nashville Board of Directors and Staff vote on awards to recognize the individuals or organizations that have contributed the most to walking and biking over the past year. The awards are announced each year at the Walk Bike Nashville Annual Celebration.  Continue reading

Advocating for Better Streets Ahead

We’ve had a great year in 2017, and we have made a lot of progress in advocating for better streets. Around this time last year, we were in the midst of the WalknBike Strategic Plan outreach, the Sidewalk Development Bill was progressing, and we were looking at how we could be most effective in other policy areas in 2017. We've had a lot of successes advocating for better streets with the WalknBike Strategic Plan and on 51st Ave and Nolensville Pike, but we've had some big citywide priority issues we've made traction on too. Here’s the progress on our major 2017 Advocacy Goals: Continue reading

Better Streets Ahead

Wow, 2017 has been a busy. We've hosted over 40 free community classes, welcomed 1,200 riders to the 13th Tour de Nash, passed the landmark Sidewalks Bill, successfully advocated for $5 Million for Bikeways and $30 Million for Sidewalks, launched a pedestrian safety campaign, joined the Transit for Nashville coalition, and saw over 12,000 people attend Open Streets Nashville. Continue reading

Walk Bike Nashville Supports Transit

  Walk Bike Nashville is a charter member of Transit for Nashville, a coalition of 50+ organizations and businesses supporting dedicated funding for transit in Nashville because a vibrant public transit system is essential to a more walkable, bikeable and livable city.  Continue reading

2017 Nashville Pedestrians Deaths Spike

This past weekend, two pedestrians, Melanie Elaine England and Sherry Cameron, were killed in separate incidents on Nashville streets. These deaths make 16 pedestrian fatalities this year so far in Davidson County, already surpassing last year’s number of 15 deaths. At the current rate, we will end up with 24 pedestrians killed by the end of the year (or more, as pedestrian fatalities usually rise in November and December after daylight savingstime ends). Continue reading

7 Pedestrians Killed in 6 Years

Walk Bike Nashville sends its deepest condolences to the friends and family of Kris Hansen, who died Friday night crossing the road on Nolensville Pike near Welshwood Drive. This tragedy represents the 7th pedestrian fatality since 2010 at this location, which has been identified as the most dangerous for people walking in Nashville.   Continue reading

51st Avenue Ribbon Cutting

This week was the unveiling of the new roadway design for 51st Ave in the Nations. Mayor Megan Barry, joined by Council Member Mary Carolyn Roberts and members of the community, cut the ribbon on Monday to celebrate the new design. Continue reading

Hit and Run on Natchez Trace: It’s Up to Us.

Our thoughts go out to Tyler Noe and everyone at Walk Bike Nashville is wishing him a speedy recovery. Unfortunately, those of us who frequently ride bicycles know that Tyler is not alone. There usually isn’t a video, but every day our friends and family members are hit, nearly hit, or threatened while trying to get to work, visit friends, or stay healthy. Events like this weekend’s hit and run on the Natchez Trace serve as sobering reminders of the heavy responsibility we all have to keep each other safe every time we sit behind a steering wheel.  Continue reading

Welcome Jess to the Walk Bike Nashville Team

Hi there! I am Jessica Burton, and I am the newest member of the Walk Bike Nashville team. I am the Education Coordinator overseeing all of our Adult Education programs through Walk Bike University.  Continue reading

Residential Builders on 8th Add Bicycles

As conversations about the future of 8th Ave South continue, we wanted to share the story of one new development and their plan to offer a fleet of bicycles for their new residents. With over 1,000 apartment and condo units opening up in the Broadstone and other developments along the 8th Ave, the character of this neighborhood is changing. We hope that the street will change along with it.  Continue reading