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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Strategic Sidewalk Plan - Update

Currently, I am reading the Nashville-Davidson County Strategic Plan for Sidewalks & Bikeways circa 2008 (updated).  I do not want it to be an exercise of wishful thinking.  Hence, the creation of Shade Parade.  

According to Jenna Smith from Public Works, an individual who has been more than helpful with my numerous questions, you can track Nashville's sidewalk progress at the website listed below.  

Unfortunately, the stats on progress seem alarmingly slow.  Funding is a major impediment.

1)      Per year, how many new feet of sidewalk has been put in? 

Today, through the sidewalk program as well as development requirements we have over 1,000 miles of sidewalks in Nashville and Davidson County.   Over the past 2 years, over 3 miles of new sidewalk have been constructed and over 20 miles of sidewalks have been repaired.

2)       How do I find out what sidewalks are currently being worked on?  What are the current locations of new sidewalks being put in?  

Current Metro PW sidewalk projects in construction are updated weekly at this link:

The site above currently shows: 

Sidewalk, NEW

  • Baptist World Center Dr. from Gooch Dr. to Seminary St
  • Clarksville Pk from Rosa L Parks Blvd to Cliff Dr
  • Edgehill Ave from 12th Ave S to 13th Ave S

If you have a recommendation for a sidewalk creation or repair in Nashville - please let Shade Parade know. Images are really helpful in supporting an argument for a sidewalk request.

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