Petitioning Mayor of Nashville Megan Barry and 15 others

Keep 8th Avenue Four Lanes

Nashville is planning on reducing 8th Avenue South / Franklin Pike from four travel lanes down to only two. A turn lane and bike lanes are being added. This is purportedly being done to improve "walkability," yet no sidewalks are being added. We oppose this change and the gridlock it will create on 8th Avenue.

Details on the plan, due to be implemented quickly in mid-2017, are here: 8th Avenue Plan 

Note the deceptiveness of the renderings pictured in the study. They show sidewalks installed, new streetlights and utility poles, and private parking lots turned into pretty cafes. None of these things are actually included in the plan. The only things being done are:
   A) Reducing the number of travel lanes from four to only two
   B) Adding bike lanes and a single turn lane (aka "suicide lane")

A large number of studies have been done on 4-to-3 lane conversions. All of them agree that they only work on streets with fewer than 20,000 vehicles per day. The 8th Ave study showed we already had 21,000 vehicles per day way back in 2014. Traffic counts have gone up dramatically since then, putting us far, far beyond what a three-lane road can accommodate. Condo developments currently under construction will add even more. 

If you oppose this change, here's what you can do:
   #1) Sign the online petition
   #2) Email your City Council Member. Find your district here and your council member's email here.
   #3) Share this petition on social media.

This is only happening because so few Nashvillians know about it. Help us change that. Sign the petition, email your Council Member, and most importantly... spread the word!

 

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Mayor of Nashville
    Megan Barry
  • Transportation Planner
    Michael Briggs
  • Executive Director, Nashville Planning Department
    Doug Sloan
  • Deputy Director, Nashville Planning Department
    Bob Leeman
  • Mayor of Berry Hill
    Beth Sartain
  • Vice-Mayor of Berry Hill
    Mike Galehouse
  • Berry Hill City Manager
    Joe Baker
  • Mayor of Oak Hill
    Heidi Campbell
  • City Council: District 17
    Colby Sledge
  • City Council: District 16
    Mike Freeman
  • City Council: District 25
    Russ Pulley
  • City Council: District 26
    Jeremy Elrod
  • City Council: District 18
    Burkley Allen
  • Governor
    Bill Haslam
  • TDOT Roadway Design Division Director
    Jennifer Lloyd
  • TDOT: Office of Community Transportation
    Josh Suddath


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