Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Complete Streets Formalized for Nashville

. . In the spirit of Walk Nashville Week, Mayor Karl Dean today signed an Executive Order formalizing Nashville’s “Complete Streets” policy, which ensures that public streets are built to accommodate all modes of transportation, including walking, bicycling and mass transit.
. . In the 2010-2011 capital spending plan, which was unanimously approved by the Metro Council last month, the mayor set aside $12.5 million dollars for sidewalks, $3 million for bikeways, and more than $10 million for mass transit. Nashville overall is spending nearly 60 percent of its local transportation dollars on walking, biking and transit infrastructure.  This excludes funding for projects like the 28th Avenue connector that will include dedicated space for walking and bicycling.

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