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Self-driving cars

The problem with this is where do bicycles fit in?

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– Over 5,700 bicycle and pedestrian trips were documented at 23 locations in five counties.

– There was a nearly 50% increase in trips over the 2009 counts in which 3,935 trips were documented.

– The location with the most trips was Belmont and Bernard near Belmont University with over 1,300 trips.

– Other notable increases:

Middle Tennessee Boulevard and East Main Street in Murfreesboro – 92% increase in trips

Mallory Lane and Liberty Pike in Franklin – 81% increase in trips

Cumberland Drive and South Greenwood in Lebanon – 75% increase in trips

South Water and Main Street in Gallatin – 383% increase in trips

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Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Study Enters Next Stage Public Meetings Scheduled for July 27-30 The Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will host a series of public meetings between July 27 and July 30 to report on the development of a Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Study:  A Strategic Vision for Walking and Bicycling in the Greater Nashville Region. This study relies on information gathered and priorities identified at community meetings held earlier this year and will incorporate input from the upcoming public meetings. After a presentation on the progress of the MPO report, attendees at the July meetings will have the opportunity to ask questions and to provide feedback on prioritizing needs for future bicycle and pedestrian projects. A meeting is scheduled for each county in the MPO area as follows:

• Davidson County on Monday, July 27 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at East Park Community Center, 700 Woodland Street, Nashville, 37206.

• Rutherford County on Tuesday, July 28 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Smyrna Town Centre, 100 Sam Ridley Parkway East, 37167.

• Williamson County on Tuesday, July 28 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave, Franklin, 37064.

• Wilson County on Thursday, July 30 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lebanon City Hall, 200 Castle Heights Avenue North, 37087.

• Sumner County on Thursday, July 30 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Hendersonville Public Library, 140 Saundersville Road, 37075.

The Nashville Area MPO is the regional planning organization federally established to carryout transportation planning within the greater Nashville region. The MPO policy board is comprised of local elected Mayors and County Executives and guides federal and state funding of transportation projects such as roads, bridges, sidewalks and bikeways, and transit within the greater Nashville region. Additional information on the project can be found by logging on to the MPO website. Public input is welcome – email the Project Manager.

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