Is Nashville Setting Itself Up For Failure?
Articles, like the one below, read like a flashing warning sign for Nashville. I am still amazed at our growth - so rapid & so wonderful! - but, we are not putting in the pedestrian infrastructure to accomadate it. And, it isn't going to be easy to retrofit it in the future.
My worry is that we are going to be collectively very sorry indeed when we have to live in the increased density with the single option of getting from point A to B soley in a car.
The article below has been wholey copied and pasted here but I believe Shade Parade Nashville readers will find it of interest. I encourage you to read it very closely and think critically about it.
In regards to alternative modes of transportation such as light rail, the most clear cut quote is: “I truly believe any community that doesn’t have these things will fail,” he said.
“Millennials are the gold standard of demographics today,” said Tom Clark, chief executive of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. “You chase them, and you entice them. They’re the most highly educated demographic the United States has ever had. . . . If you can get millennials to come to you, your long-term economic survivability is extraordinary.”
NASHVILLE NEEDS SIDEWALKS
(& a light rail, too???)
Nashville needs well designed, high quality, and uniform sidewalks with adequate green buffers to provide shade.
That is the goal of Shade Parade Nashville & The Sidewalk Foundation.
If you or someone you know would like to put in a regulation sidewalk in front of your home or development OR would like to make a donation to The Sidewalk Foundation contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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We also have Nashville Needs Sidewalk Bibs for sale
You can help raise awareness just by attaching one of these to your stroller, your backpack, or where ever you see fit.
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