As a city, we pay for things that are important to us. We've paid for the convention center, the baseball stadium. For reasons that are inexplicable, we have not paid for high quality walking infrastructure. We are living through a time in Nashville of extraordinary growth and yet...Where's our sidewalk? Why aren't well designed sidewalks going in with the flurry of construction & growth?
Our corridors could be tree-lined and sidewalked.
As a sidewalks advocate, I argue that we fund walkability like other major civic projects. We should see it as a major and worthwhile project adding economic, health and social viability for the long term.
|See the difference? Where would you prefer to walk? Where would you allow your children to walk? Which makes you feel safe and which makes you feel you'd rather get back in your car?|
Residents say photo shows Nashville needs more sidewalks
Posted: Aug 26, 2016 2:06 PM CDTUpdated: Aug 26, 2016 3:45 PM CDT