Nashville Releases 5-Year 'WalknBike' Plan

The plan lays out the city's plans for improving its bike infrastructure and sidewalk network.

February 28, 2022, 10:00 AM PST

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


East Nashville

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A five-year plan released by Nashville proposes improvements to the city's sidewalks and bikeways, reports Caroline Sutton. "The 'WalknBike 2022' update introduced by the Nashville Department of Transportation and Multimodal Infrastructure was developed with the objectives of building sidewalks 50% faster and 20% cheaper. NDOT said the update was made in coordination with the department's Vision Zero Action Plan."

According to a statement from NDOT, projects in the update are prioritized on four main factors: Safety of people walking and biking; connectivity to existing networks; equity and the presence of vulnerable communities; access to transit.

Created using feedback from a 3,000-resident survey, the plan features 148 miles of bikeways and 12 miles of sidewalks. Per the plan's mission statement, "The Nashville bicycle and pedestrian system will be a network of high-quality, comfortable, safe sidewalks and bikeways, connecting people to opportunity. The system, inclusive to users of all ages and abilities, will promote and encourage safety, health, education, and active transportation."

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