As someone highly interested in encouraging active transport, such as walking, I strongly support infrastructure that is high quality. If you have ever tried to take public transportation here in Nashville - I am sorry. It is a real shame as the facilities anywhere but downtown are pitiful. Therefore, current use is much lower than it could be.
There is huge latent demand for a really cool public transportation system in Nashville. This article suggests that a monorail, from Murfreesboro to Nashville is being considered. This certainly would be a very forward thinking idea along a corridor that is a true transportation nightmare.
I-24 monorail study approved by Tennessee lawmakers
Tennessee lawmakers aren’t quite ready to give up on the idea of a monorail linking Murfreesboro and Nashville, after all.
Nearly two weeks after abandoning the idea, the House Finance Subcommittee voted Tuesday to go forward with a study of a 30-mile monorail along Interstate 24. State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, asked the committee to reconsider the idea laid out in House Bill 2340 at the behest of state Sen. Bill Ketron, its primary sponsor.
Ketron argues that state and federal officials should consider a monorail to relieve congestion in rapidly growing Rutherford County. The state Department of Transportation is required to report its findings to state lawmakers in February.
Thesidewalkfoundation.org is coming soon. We had hopes of being up by Jan 1st 2015 but the site is taking a little longer than expected. I will send an update as soon as I can.