Hillsboro West End Neighborhood working to get First Walking District in Nashville! Other cities are already setting the president for this kind of change...should Nashville be next?
One of the great benefits is the low cost involved in changing these streets into 'Greenway Extenders'. These roadways are so low on sidewalk prioritization plans, they will feasibly not see sidewalks for ages.
A Walking District is a simple concept involving 3 things on roadways that are primarily residential/low traffic:
- signage that announces you are entering a Walking District
- a reduction in the speed limit to preferably 20mph for comfort and safety
- decals on the roadway of pedestrian symbols to also help alert drivers to expect pedestrians
Portland Oregon's version: