Your March Foot Notes

Happy Spring! The 20th Annual Tour de Nash is coming May 18 and we have exciting news to share! Here are the three things to know, two things to do, and four “in case you missed its” from your friends at Walk Bike. 

Three Things to Know

1. Tour de Nash is coming to the Nations! For the first time, we’re combining Nashville’s largest bike ride with an Open Street along 51st Avenue. Sign up for weekly trainings with the Domestiques Cycling Club to prep for the longer routes, and check out opportunities to volunteer at the event. Don't miss out - get your tickets now!

2. Draft impact maps have been released for the November transportation referendum. Initial maps showing bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors, priority sidewalks, bus service improvements, and more, are on the project website. At this point, everything is a draft, as the program has to be audited by the state comptroller. We expect that process to start in the coming weeks. 

3. Your school can host a Bike to School Day event on May 1. Bike to School Day is coming up, and we're hosting a webinar next Wednesday with the information you need to host the event at your neighborhood school. We'll cover how to plan, promote, and ensure a safe and successful Bike to School Day. Join Us!

Two Things to Do

1. Join us April 11 for a membership meeting in the Nations. We’ll meet at Bringle’s Smoking Oasis from 5-7 p.m and get a preview of Tour de Nash in the Nations. Ben Hubert will share his experience getting traffic calming along his bike route to work, and we will have breakout sessions again. We look forward to connecting with you

2. Have you, or someone you know, been personally impacted by traffic violence? If so, you can become a member of Families for Safe Streets and get connected with support services and advocacy resources. You can also get in touch with our local chapter, which meets monthly to share stories and work towards safer streets. 

In Case you Missed It!

  • Demonbreun Hill, Nashville’s busiest bike corridor, is finally getting protected bike lanes! Be on the lookout for more information for a May groundbreaking. 
  • Last month, we celebrated Black History Month with Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day at Paragon Mills Elementary. You can read more about the event, and its historical significance, on our blog
  • NDOT has released concepts for their complete streets project on Main/Gallatin. Both concepts prioritize bus-only lanes. There is an ongoing conversation about what the bike facilities should look like, and we encourage you to continue sharing your feedback. Restriping on the section between 5th St. and Eastland will begin early 2025. 
  • The BPAC is back! Congrats to Matthew Hertz, Katherine McDonell, Courtney Ross, and our very own Ashleigh Wilson for their confirmations to the re-established Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission. More appointments are expected in the following couple council meetings.

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See you out there!

Ashleigh, Meredith, Wesley, David, Juleesia, Meshach, Aaron, and Calah

1 S 7th St, Nashville, TN 37206, United States