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Transportation in Davidson County

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Transportation's about more than streets and highways - our planners work to create and sustain active, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use environments, addressing the needs of walkers and cyclists as well as drivers.

Access Nashville 2040, the transportation component of the NashvilleNext long-range plan, addresses issues of land use, development, mobility, and environmental preservation as it guides public and private investment and planners’ decisions related to the city’s transportation system.

All transportation improvements should:

  • Create a place with efficient community form and transportation choices
  • Offer meaningful transportation choices
  • Sustain and enhance the economy
  • Increase safety and resiliency
  • Improve human health and the environment
  • Ensure financial responsibility
  • Make decisions equitably
  • Address transportation from a regional perspective

Several more specific plans addressing the street network, bicycle/pedestrian mobility, parks and greenways, and mass transit are posted on our Local Plans page.

Studies and research currently underway are posted on our Local Studies page.

Please contact our Multimodal Transportation Planning and Programming division with comments and questions:

Michael Briggs AICP, manager 615-862-7219
Peter Bird, active transportation planner 615-862-7174
Elwyn Gonzalez AICP, transportation planner 615-862-7163

Metropolitan Planning Organization

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The Metropolitan Planning Organization, or “MPO,” provides long-range transportation planning for cities and counties across Middle Tennessee. The MPO was located in the Planning Department offices through September 2017 and is now affiliated with the Greater Nashville Regional Council.

Metropolitan Planning Organization webpage and contact information