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nashvillwill last won the day on June 15 2015

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  1. nashvillwill

    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    I added some coloring to google maps to show what the roads are like in this area for pedestrians and cyclists. This is my opinion, but I’m pretty experienced with it. Pretty sad for a dense neighborhood within a mile of the Capitol. Red= impassable/illegal Green= incredibly dangerous Blue= passable, but moderately dangerous
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    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    ^^^Not to mention how it’s virtually impossible to cross this interchange on foot/bike. It can be done, but it’s incredibly dangerous and intimidating. All of Distric 5 is pretty well cut off from the rest of the city due to this interchange.
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    Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    I’ve always wondered about that structure. I imagine it was obsolete not too many years after completion. Does anyone know where I can find some history on it?
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    Green Hills/Belle Meade Projects

    I know those streets like the back of my hand and know all the quick exits. I still avoid GH like the plague. And yes, if traffic improvements are made, I will be one of those outcast who makes my return. That is, until streets get packed again, then I will return to my exile. You may see me as the problem, but I’m just telling the truth. That’s how we know road capacity isn’t a magic wand. Maybe we can get one of those super-cool futuristic looking plans for green hills with triple stacked 10 lane expressways that lead right into the mall.
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    Soccer in Nashville

    I’m dumbfounded by this whole process.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    The irony is that Seattle’s light rail system, and downtown tunnel, is the closest example to what was in the transit plan for Nashville. I’ve used it, and it’s exactly what came to mind when I saw the plan for the downtown tunnel. I wish the pro-transit people had spent more time focusing on the “vision”, such as showing pictures/video of similar systems (and what could be) and less time on the Koch=bad, Trump=bad campaign they took. I think the biggest obstacle to overcome is educating Nashvillians on what transit really is. I bet 90% of people can only picture Heavy Rail in their mind when they think of transit. Making it a partisan issue is not going to win anyone over.
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    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    I don’t quite understand this location. They just did a year or so worth of grading, spent a fortune in utility cost to make that spot a massive storm water retention area. Now they are just going to fill it in and develop? Don’t get me wrong. When I saw they were making that prime corner lot into runnoff retention I gave myself a face palm. It’s not a sensible place for that. But, now that they’ve done it, can they really just eliminate it? I’m not a hydraulic engineer, but it seems like it would create a problem.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Haven’t you guys heard? Just like vinyl records the landline phone is making a comeback. Popular among millennials for its superior sound quality, it’s retro look and the lack of a contract. There is even a new coffee shop opening in town that will be an “airwave free zone”, complete with phone booths to make calls. The phones will however accept Venmo and bitcoin. These hipsters are know as “core connectors”. I’ve even heard that there will be a new “WiFi free” housing development opening downtown next door to the bachelorette party hotel. Get that old rotary phone out of the attic because they are hot on eBay right now.
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    JW Marriott - 385' - 34 Floors

    Good eye. I guess it may be an open air observation deck.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    As a former resident of San Francisco, I can tell you that that BART station is not some secret hideaway for drug use, but simply a reflection of what’s going on everywhere in the city. You see it on every street corner. It breaks my heart to say that, but it’s just the way it is. My point is, I doubt those users were thinking “this is the perfect spot to shoot up”, but more likely just the next piece of real estate they stumbled upon. S.F. Is a lovely city, for what that’s worth. I doubt that addicts are much more per capita there than anywhere else. The difference is density. Every square inch of that city is developed. When there is nowhere to hide, it’s just in everyone’s face. Go down under any freeway in our city and I bet you’ll find a similar scene. I’m sure there are plenty of addicts in Williamson County as well. They are just out of sight and mind.
  11. nashvillwill

    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    There is a sit down pizza place, quite literally, around the corner from 5 points. Pizzereal. It’s family owned and staffed. Pretty darn good. Also, Italia on Woodland St (walking distance from 5pts). Meridian Cafe in Cleveland Park does pies and Stromboli/Calzones. As far as sidewalks go, I would not only say “more” but also “wider”.
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    The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    That’s fascinating. Impossible for pedestrians, but I can see how it would be very traffic efficient.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Yes, that’s the sound. But it’s absolutely false that it’s a natural phanomenon. Or, they took a natural sound and amplified it 1000 times. You don’t naturally hear “some sound” on that bridge as the video suggests. And the speakers that produce it are new. I’ve been walking this bridge for decades, and never heard this sound before. If someone decided to take vibrations in the structure and amplify them 1000 times until they are audible, then that’s fine as “art”. But I think there should be some installation explaining what it is. If someone is trying to pass this off as some, “only musical bridge in the world”, then I would just laugh at them.
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    Nashville Bits and Pieces

    Has anyone walked across the Shelby St pedestrian bridge lately? What’s with the creepy-ass sound effects they have playing on there? I’ve been walking across that bridge for years now, and never noticed speakers until this week. And the “music” is almost like you are in a slasher film. And I’m not sure it’s related to the playoffs.
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    East Nashville/Inglewood/Madison/Donelson/Hermitage/Old Hickory

    Sweet! That’s at the end of my street!