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Thursday, June 15, 2017

NASHVILLE'S Budget - sidewalks

Megan Barry's new $2.2B budget hits on affordable housing, police body cameras, transit

Streets and sidewalks

  • Barry's capital plan will include $65 million for sidewalks and road paving, as well as an additional $3 million dedicated to making the use of sidewalks safer to children going to and from school. She's also earmarked $2 million for bikeways. 

Couple questions:  how will sidewalks be broken out from paving? Is there protected money for new sidewalks?  How will productions of sidewalks be monitored? 

Right now, progress on sidewalks feels like a kind of molasses.  You cannot see anything happening but repairs.  Where are the NEW sidewalks?  How is it that major roadways such as 21st Av S/Hillsboro do not have sidewalks that connect very walkable areas of commerce such as Hillsboro Village to the Green Hills area.  How is it that our public schools are not encircled by sidewalks?  Overall:  WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG TO MOVE FORWARD ON SIDEWALK PROJECTS???

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