Nashville Unveils Choose How You Move Transportation Plan

Mayor Freddie O'Connell unveiled details of the Choose How You Move transportation improvement program.

Mayor Freddie O’Connell unveiled the details of his transportation improvement program, Choose How You Move: An All-Access Pass to Sidewalks, Signals, Service, and Safety, which Nashville residents will vote on in November. The program was built from ideas generated over a decade of transportation planning, weeks of community engagement, meetings with Metro Council members, and feedback from two citizen advisory committees.

The plan includes adding 86 linear miles of sidewalk, delivering smarter traffic signals with 592 new or upgraded signals, establishing 54 miles of high-capacity All-Access Corridors with transit vehicles arriving every 15 minutes, building 12 modern transit centers and 17 Park and Ride facilities, doubling high-frequency daily service, and increasing total bus service by almost 80%.

Choose How You Move also upgrades 285 bus stops, redesigns 25 intersections as Vision Zero intersections, and makes safety improvements on 78 miles of the Vision Zero High Injury Network. The program will be funded by a half-penny sales tax surcharge, with about 60% paid by visitors to the city. If approved by voters, revenue collections could begin on February 1, 2025, with improvements starting right away and continuing over the next 15 years.

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Trustee Announces 2nd Annual Walks with the Trustee

Metropolitan Trustee Erica Gilmore announces the 2nd Annual Walks with the Trustee, a series of walks in summer 2024 aimed at promoting a greener, more walkable Nashville and Davidson County.