Bike the Boom: a Cycling Tour of Nashville’s Redeveloping Neighborhoods and New Bike Infrastructure

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 08:30 AM – 12:00 PM Tour 25 Tours
Separate Ticket Required

Like many U.S. cities, Nashville’s postwar development patterns prioritized private automobile use at the expense of other transportation options. In the last 10 years, Nashville has pushed to expand transportation options, including transit, walking, and cycling. This includes work by Metro Nashville Government, nonprofit advocacy groups, and institutions such as surrounding colleges, hospitals, and other large employers. Success stories include an ever-growing greenway trail system, a popular bike and pedestrian bridge across the Cumberland River, miles of new bike lanes, as well as several new complete-street projects featuring separated bike lanes and two-way cycle tracks. This bike tour will feature a 12-mile loop that visits some of Nashville’s most vibrant districts and neighborhoods, including Sobro, the Gulch, the Nations, Sylvan Park, and Midtown. A relaxing pace will allow the group to take in a wide range of urban development patterns, including established historic neighborhoods, rapidly changing infill neighborhoods, and dense mixed-use districts. This tour will stop along the way for complimentary refreshments and smoothies, and is expected to last approximately three hours from start to finish including stops. As we pass them, we will pause at multiple new developments along the way, including ULI Excellence in Development award-winning projects.


Things to Know

  • $175 per person.
  • Tour departs from the Music City Center. There will be a check-in table and sign indicating the meeting location for your tour group. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Bikes and helmets will be provided.
  • Refreshments included.
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes, as well as a water bottle, are recommended.