Projects in East Nashville focus on providing connections from residential areas to commercial areas including Five Points and Shelby Bottoms Park, and improving existing bikeways on Shelby Avenue and Davidson Street.
Many of these connections are planned to be neighborways—a type of bikeway that creates a safe biking route by slowing down traffic on the street instead of installing separated bike lanes. These projects can be accomplished without removing any driving lanes or many parking spots—rather, through calming traffic on neighborhood streets. In doing so, we can also help enable people to ride bikes to neighborhood destinations, as well as to safe places to cross the river into Downtown.
Learn more about Bikeway design components