Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Nashville

Nashville's busiest bus routes are in line for more frequent service and transit-only lanes under the city's new action plan. Photo: Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Just Unveiled Her Blueprint to Fast-Track People-Friendly Streets

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Nashville is known as the home of the country music industry -- and a fast-growing region of car-centric sprawl. But local leaders realize they can't accommodate more growth with an outdated, cars-first approach, so Mayor Megan Barry released an action plan yesterday that lays out an ambitious agenda to improve conditions for walking, bicycling, and transit.
Nashville's "nMotion" plan is a bold long-term vision for transit. But will the city also take care of the basics?

As Nashville’s Mayor Pushes Light Rail to Win Referendum, What Will Happen to Buses?

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sustained Koch Brothers-funded attack. Since then, the city has elected a new mayor and decided on a new vision for transit. Yesterday, Mayor Megan Barry said a light rail line would be the first project funded under her plan, which is likely to go before voters next year. While that moves forward, there is a lot Nashville can do in the meantime to improve its lackluster bus network.
Nashville's $6 billion regional transit plan calls for several new light rail and bus rapid transit lines. Map:  nMotion2015

Nashville Is Ready to Embrace Transit

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Nashville planners have put together a $6 billion transit expansion plan that calls for four light rail lines, three bus rapid transit routes, a commuter rail connection, and more. And it looks like a referendum on raising local taxes to pay for the package would fare well, according to a new poll.

#DontBlockMyWalk Shows What Nashville Pedestrians Are Up Against

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A Twitter campaign launched by Bike Walk Nashville is giving people a taste of what it’s like to walk the sidewalks of the Music City — and it’s not pretty. Below are some shots tweeted by local residents using the hashtag #dontblockmywalk that show how Nashville’s pedestrian right-of-way gets treated as a dumping ground, loading dock, or construction zone — with no attempt to […]