Carving out a little more space for walkers in Nashville...No more parking on the green buffer!
Nashville parking ordinance targets green space between sidewalk, street
With so little space allotted to pedestrians in Nashville, this ordinance would add a secure place for walking. Per our prior Sidewalk Plan, a green buffer is the standard in regards to design. Unfortunately, to this day, they do not always go in.
The green buffer, the space between the road and the sidewalk (ideally) is a space to provide respite and a modicum of safety for walkers. Think of the times you have walked on a road where the sidewalk is directly next to the road - the difference is clear.
This simple space is a design element that drastically changes the feel of the walking experience. It is a place to prevent a trip or fall from landing you directly in the road. It is a place to plant a tree. It is the place to relieve your dog. A little green goes a long way. It also allows for greater visibility & safety. Too often, it is also taken over for parking cars. This tears up the land and creates eye-sores. It crushes tree roots to place that much weight on them. It also takes away what little space our city has provided for pedestrians. By Nick CalowayPublished: Updated: