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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Shade Parade & The Sidewalk Foundation - at the West End Farmer's Market

At our first fundraising event, we raised enough for exactly one square foot of sidewalk.  In  my mind, this is fantastic!  They say a journey starts with that first step - and this 1st square foot is The Sidewalk Foundation's.  

New sidewalk construction, in Nashville, is quoted by Public Works to cost, on average, $250 per linear foot.  This equates to a 1 foot long x 5 foot wide stretch of sidewalk without any bells or whistles.

As many of you are aware, our 1st pilot project is to sidewalk Bowling Av.  We need 0.7 miles of sidewalk to complete it from Brighton to Woodmont.  Public Works has quoted the project to cost $1.2M. 

(To break this down further:  0.7miles x 5280 feet/mile = 3696 feet.  3969 feet at $250/foot = $924K.  Now, this 0.7 miles includes roads so likely the cost could be less except we have drainage issues.)  

Today, thanks to some wonderful individuals, we took our first steps to partially funding this pilot project.

Please join Shade Parade Nashville & The Sidewalk Foundation every 3rd Saturday of each month at The West End Farmer's Market at Harding Pike and The Vine Street Church until the end of the season.


Shade Parade Nashville & The Sidewalk Foundation are committed to increasing access to high quality well designed sidewalks in Nashville.


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