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  1. Um, OK. I don't think it's a question for anyone else considering you're the one who said that asking a certain question on the current census "skewed" results on prior censuses. To me that seems like a logical fallacy or space time continuum bending impossibility, but I'm willing and able to be wrong. But I see that we're playing games here based on what content isn't allowed on this forum. But it sucks that you can obscure political speech with purposefully vague language then try to deflect when asked directly to clarify. How bout those Nashville Bits & Pieces? Someone is building
  2. I'm just trying to understand, how could citizenship questions on the current census skew previous censuses?
  3. But the numbers, and framework, in the article that Smeagolsfree linked to come from Truth in Accounting... a Koch funded group. And never mind
  4. It is kind of like putting a band aid on an amputated leg (sorry for the gruesome analogy). But maybe it's the start of a larger process of restitution....
  5. It would be worthwhile to chop that up into Tweetable chunks in a reply to Bob Mendes. And maybe comment on the Nashvillescene page as well
  6. Well, Cooper has only been mayor for two years. And it's not like he can do this unilaterally
  7. ^ That map really makes it apparent the connections that were severed with the interstate. And that's just one small section
  8. I know you said "ONE of the main purposes" but, like the pedantic know-it-all that I am, I can't help but point out some other purposes, such as: accessibility--for transit, pedestrians, and drivers; proximity to other stuff people might want to do before and after a game; and inclusivity. The last might be symbolic and maybe not everyone feels this way, but the city is a welcoming place whereas the suburbs aren't.
  9. I came across this today and thought I'd share. Not sure how committed Nashville is to removing cars, but it did recently lower speed limits on all residential streets to 25mph. Some more physical traffic calming measures are needed because many drivers ignore the limits, especially on streets that are used as cut throughs. "Cars Will Take the Streets Back Unless Cities Act Quickly" https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/04/cars-will-take-streets-back-unless-cities-act-quickly/618615/
  10. Ruraljuror is my mother#$%ing hero Also, how about that Nashville economy eh?
  11. Without getting into a whole thing, transit will fail without walkability at both legs of the journey. Sidewalks (or some serious traffic calming) are a critical piece of any transit infrastructure. I should say, any successful transit infrastructure
  12. Because it's a visual that's uniquely Nashville . The skyline is unremarkable and (aside from AT&T) could be anywhere mid-sized city USA
  13. Nashville pre-interstate I love that building sitting atop a little niche on the bluff just below the School for the Blind in the lower left. Excellent use of available real estate!
  14. ^ There are. There is a separated bike lane that runs the length of Davidson St. starting at Shelby Bottoms all the way to Nissan Stadium with access to the pedestrian bridge which takes you to SoBro. There's also technically a bike lane along KVB bridge but it's not separated from vehicle traffic so it's... a bit dangerous. The new proposed lane looks to be a direct route from 5-Points area to downtown.
  15. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-01/urban-highway-removals-could-get-federal-help?srnd=citylab Federal Government looking to provide $10 billion for highway removal projects. Just posting for anyone interested in the idea
  16. ^ Sometimes, maybe. But within the sarcasm could be a legitimate concern that some people don't feel welcome, or safe, on Broadway
  17. The article mentioned that pedestrian fatalities (and injuries) are more likely to happen on high speed roads with few cross walks or sidewalks and where people still need to walk. So, like Dickerson Pike and Gallatin Pike which have seen at least 5 pedestrian fatalities this year alone. Furthermore, the article didn't really advocate for or give examples where pedestrians are encouraged to cross anywhere, anytime. It simply advocated for decriminalizing jaywalking which might have the ancillary effect of putting more responsibility on drivers as opposed to all the responsibility on pedestrian
  18. I'm saying that expanding interstates represents a lost opportunity to do something different. I'm saying that the proportion of federal transportation funds is weighted way too heavily in favor of roads and against transit. The federal gas tax is too low. I've linked to studies about the inefficacy of expanding highways so I'm not going to do that again. When you add capacity to a roadway, more people use the roadway until it reaches capacity yet again and you're back where you started. Instead of expanding I-24, policy makers in the region could have added transit, could have changed zoning
  19. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-16/jaywalking-laws-don-t-make-streets-safer?srnd=citylab Article on jaywalking laws and how they're detrimental to public safety as well as racially discriminatory--relevant in light of the rash of pedestrian fatalities recently here in Nashville (complete sentences are not in my repertoire this morning)
  20. Maybe invest in and incentivize rail for both logistics and for transit and raise the fuel tax
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