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Public Invited to Provide Input on Nashville’s Street Design and Traffic Flow

9/19/2013

Multimodal Mobility Study Open House to be held at Music City Center on Thursday, Oct.10

NASHVILLE, Tenn–Metro Public Works will host an informational Open House gathering for the Multimodal Mobility Study to introduce the project, present initial data collection results, and accept public comments on Thursday, October 10. 

The Open House will be held at the new Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue South, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Nashville residents, business owners, employees, and visitors are encouraged to attend. 

The Multimodal Mobility Study will address parking, non-auto modes and facilities, pedestrian friendly street design and vehicular traffic circulation.  The study focuses on the downtown area and will be integrated with other plans for the region, including the Strategic Transit Master Plan, Music City Center Vision Plan and the MPO Regional Transportation Plan to ensure a cohesive and reliable strategy for the most effective mobility for the region. 

"We are seeking traffic circulation strategies that will benefit all the stakeholders: the residents, the businesses, the tourists coming into town, or the person who lives outside of town that's coming into Nashville  to work," says Jonathan Cleghon, Public Works Engineer and project manager.

The study is projected to take approximately nine months to complete and will include public meetings, interviews with stakeholders, on-line project updates, and an online questionnaire for maximum community input.  Data collection, which is currently underway, includes an extensive traffic count program, a parking inventory and occupancy survey (including bicycle parking, valet parking service, visitor tour guide parking and truck delivery parking) and evaluations of bicycle use, pedestrian movement, transit service and taxi/limousine services. The study will present comprehensive strategies for achieving an optimum balance of transit service, land-use mixture, bicycling, walking and automobile circulation and parking.

The Open House is the first of 3 public meetings to be held as part of the Multimodal Mobility Study. 

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