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Local Studies

Our community’s transportation needs change as Nashville and Davidson County grow and move forward – photo of BCycles at Demonbreun roundaboutbicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular traffic all have to be considered as our planners work on new ways to keep both visitors and local residents mobile and safe.

Research currently underway involves studies of traffic flow in neighborhoods and along major corridors; an assessment of changing transportation needs along 8th Avenue just south of downtown; and a concept plan for Nolensville Pike.

8th Avenue South Multimodal Study

This study assesses the changing land uses along 8th South from downtown into Berry Hill and develops recommendations for improvements.

More about the 8th Avenue South Multimodal Study

Envision Nolensville Pike Concept Plan

Conducted in cooperation with the Nashville Area MPO, the Nashville Civic Design Center, and Transportation for America, this initiative uses residents’ and business owners’ ideas to create new and appropriate places in the Nolensville Road corridor.

More about the Envision Nolensville Pike Concept Plan

"Every Place Counts" Design Challenge

In July 2016, the US Department of Transportation held one of four "Design Challenges" in Nashville, concentrating on the Jefferson Street corridor near I-40. USDOT's report was released in December 2016.

More about the "Every Place Counts" Design Challenge