The Greenways Master Plan
Greenway trails are developed following the master plan, shown below, which focuses on Nashville’s seven major waterways as well as dozens of routes recommended by citizens through various community plans.
Trail development progresses at an average of five miles per year, contingent upon funding, right of way acquisition, the design process and permitting. The greenways program is opportunistic, acting where land is available.
The Greenways Commission, advisory to Metro Parks, guides master plan implementation.
Greenways for Nashville, a vital friends group to the Greenways Commission, is a citizen-based non-profit advocacy group devoted to enhancing and advancing greenways. For information on becoming a member or making a donation, as well as volunteer opportunities, visit Greenways for Nashville
The off-street trails provided on greenways combined with Nashville’s increasing on-street bicycle network and bike share facilities are making Nashville a bike friendly city.
The Music City Bikeway is a great example: a cycling route that utilizes greenway trails and bike lanes from Percy Priest Dam on the east side of Nashville, through downtown, to the Warner Parks on the west.
For information about Nashville’s many other bikeway routes and facilities, visit the Mayor's Office Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee page.