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  1. The Vision Zero survey closes on Monday, Aug 30th. https://bit.ly/3wUqhEo
  2. Whoops - good catch. Here's Detroit from the same site.
  3. Motown's love for the automobile... Where Did Our Love Go? ^ from dailydetroit.com - 'Detroit's Modern Day Parking-Lot-A-Palooza' ^^ from Oklahoma University, Institute for Quality Communities Institute for Quality Communities Institute for Quality Communities
  4. Back in the Amp days, the TN State Senate attempted to do an outright ban of BRT, which then-Gov Haslam said he would veto, so that stricter approach failed. Here's a Wired article that gives a good overview. Appraently BRT does need the state to sign off, so it's more difficult but not impossible. Gov Lee has made statements about his support for multi-modal improvements to transportation. The State legislature is probably more supportive now than they were 2014. Back then even Douglas Henry, a democrat, voted in favor of banning BRT. As for parking conflicts, there is currently no
  5. BRT could be installed along a Gallatin Pike, from Briley Parkway to Rivergate Mall, with low cost / quickly implemented Tactical Urbanism methods. It could serve as a pilot corridor to showcase a successful example to the rest of the city. Out of respect for this forum, I would like to offer the following info strictly for discussion purposes: Here's a Tennessean OpEd I wrote on behalf of Transit Now Nashville that outline BRT on Gallatin Pike: https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2020/12/11/bus-rapid-transit-nashville-would-solve-intractable-problems/6512660002/ The
  6. We have to walk before we can run, but I definitely agree that transit should be the top priority of implementing the Transportation Plan. The community feedback stage of the plan said the same, with transit being everyone's top priority by far. I'd love to see a more ambitious plan too, but IMO, Nashville needs a higher capacity proof-of-concept first. If we build a true Bust Rapid Transit corridor (not BRT-lite), along Murfreesboro Rd from downtown to the airport, as outlined in the Tansportation Plan, it could set the example for the city. Here's a good Streetsblog article about b
  7. It's pretty exciting that Nashville is getting on the Amtrak map, so I think the Tennessean was just capturing that positivity. Upcoming council vote could move Nashville's transit plan forward | Opinion Burkley Allen Guest columnist https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2021/04/01/nashville-transit-plan-could-move-forward-metro-council-vote/4824624001/ A few highlights: - Traffic is returning to its old miserable state, and will get worse, accelerating Nashville's need for mobility options. - Tuesday, April 6 is the third and final reading of RS2021-794 A
  8. Tennessean coverage of the Amtrak proposal: 'OMG': Amtrak service from Nashville to Atlanta is now in Biden's transportation plan, too Daniella Medina Nashville Tennessean https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2021/04/01/amtrak-nashville-routes-atlanta-biden-transportation-plan/4839151001/?fbclid=IwAR0WutHaFyuRvXQTfx2azfCUTdzH9ia-BZ5DTQOs8HQttXDeO7dPhOhwIMg Here's an article they did from a year ago that includes a poll for which route people want the most: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2020/01/15/where-would-you-want-amtrak-routes-nashville-
  9. The Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee is hosting an online panel discussion about Austin's successful referendum. Its on Tuesday, March 30, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Preview of the event: http://thetransitalliance.org/austin-transit-referendum-panel/ Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Evtst1uZQ7yqDUH75f9d4Q
  10. There might still be time to submit input on how these contracts are finalized. Here's the metro website for the Transportation Licensing Commission (A Division of Public Works) and contact info: Looking at these memos, there's language about "dedicated and preferred parking areas where SUMDs can park without penalty as long as they are properly parked and upright... [and] 3. Parking an SUMD outside of a corral within the restricted parking zone shall result in a $10 fine assessed upon the operator. The fine shall be remitted to the Metropolitan Government within 60
  11. There should be a carrot and stick way to keep the scooters used and parked correctly. Riders could recieve a credit for parking the scooters in designated areas. There could also be a fee for leaving them strewn across sidewalks.
  12. This Tennessean headline is very misleading, even though the article itself seems pretty on point. Nowhere in the article does it describe Councilmembers "gutting" the transportation plan. It's been remedied somewhat by an edited headline - now when you click the link, the word "Gutted" has been replaced with with "Slammed." I guess a headline reading "Council Voices Legitimate Concerns" doesn't pack much of a punch. It's true the plan does rely heavily on "opportunistic finding" such as grants, but with the city's budget issues being what they are, the immediate options seem pretty
  13. I remembered seeing that further up in Baronakim's post - Here's hoping the old Firestone building doesn't get Jiffy Lube'd too.
  14. This has always interested me too, so i jumped down the rabbit hole - Ellington Parkway, Route 31E used to be part of the old national highway network, in the pre-Interstate Highways era. Apparently Route 31E and Gallatin Road used to be the same corridor. The present-day alignment with access ramps was built during the Parkways era, during Nashville "Urban Renewal" in the 1960s. This is when James Robertson Parkway bulldozed its way through downtown, crossed the river and terminated at the entrance to Ellington Parkway. With the addition of I24 in 1970,
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