Nashville is growing by almost 100 people every day. To be prepared for the future, we have to invest in a transportation system that relieves traffic congestion, connects our neighborhoods, and increases access for all Nashvillians, whether they’re new arrivals or those who have spent their entire lives here.
The 10th Ave S & Lawrence Ave traffic circle project is the second traffic circle that TURBO Nashville has constructed in the 12 South Neighborhood. The first was at the intersection of 15th Ave & Elmwood Ave. These projects came from the Belmont-Hillsboro Neighborhood Association almost 3 years ago.
Planner Jeff Speck leads a video tour of four different street redesigns.
The Nashville Soundbox repurposes a 20-foot shipping container and outfits the outside with whisper dish, large chimes, talking tubes and a cyclophone that will be traveling to multiple locations in Davidson County.
Sidewalks will take center stage at the Metro Council in the coming months as multiple bills seek to apply pressure to developers in Nashville to ensure that more are built and existing ones aren’t blocked during construction.
Nashville's embrace of temporary urban interventions is producing amazing results that are capturing the imagination of both locals and tourists alike.
IF YOU THINK the only purpose of intersections is to move cars past each other, you solve problems like a plumber: with bigger pipes. But wide, barren streets full of traffic don’t make a livable city. One solution would be nothing. No lights, no curbs, no sidewalks—just colored pavers. It works. Accidents decline, traffic slows, and property values rise. “You’ll never do as good a job as two people using body language and eye contact,” says Sam Goater, a senior associate at the Project for Public Spaces. But don’t rip out the infrastructure just yet. Urban designers have a good set of tricks to turn a city intersection into something more like a plaza and less like a freeway interchange. Cars pass, people walk, bikers bike, and everyone’s lives flow more smoothly.
The Nashville Civic Design Center wants to know your favorite places in town. Please take a few minuets to complete the survey so we can strive to make more better public space in Nashville.