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Metro Public Works Kicks Off Multimodal Mobility Study

7/12/2013

Project will determine optimum street designs and strategies to facilitate mobility for all modes of transportation

Walk and Boke in Nashville

Metro Public Works will begin work on a long term traffic circulation framework for the region this month.  The study will focus in 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.  

“Having a cohesive strategy and an action plan for mobility of all forms of transportation is essential to mobility throughout our region,” said Mark Macy, Public Works Assistant Director of Engineering.  “This plan will lay the ground work for a comprehensive, efficient and sustainable approach for providing access to and movement around Nashville for workers, visitors and residents for the next 10 years.”

Parking, non-auto modes and facilities, pedestrian friendly street design and vehicular traffic circulation will be addressed, while taking into consideration the latest land-use development plans for the study area.

The study is projected to take approximately nine months to complete and will include public visioning sessions, interviews with stakeholders, on-line project updates and an online questionnaire for maximum community input.  Data collection will include 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.

Camera at Korean Veterans Boulevard monitors traffic flow
Cameras like this one at a Korean Veteran’s Blvd. intersection are being used to monitor traffic flow.

Multimodal Mobility Study Project Team

Metro Public Works, RPM Transportation Consultants, Hawkins Partners, Walker Parking Consultants, Collier Engineering Company, Third Coast Design Studio, Varallo Public Relations