'Complete Street' Aims To Make The Nations Pedestrian-Friendly

Posted at 10:49 PM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 23:59:52-04

A neighborhood revitalization plan has another Nashville street on its way to being pedestrian-friendly.

Crews worked hard to make 51st Avenue North in the Nations one of the first "complete streets" in Nashville.

A "complete street" is a roadway that includes both a walk and bike path on one side and street parking on the other side.

The plan also includes a north-south lane, a turning lane, and four crosswalks. 

Metro Council member Mary Carolyn Roberts said the complete street was only the beginning of the neighborhood's revitalization.

This was typically considered a blighted area. Not just because of all the industrial, but because of the 18-wheelers that were going up and down the street continuously. We are trying to get the 18-wheelers off starting in June, which is gonna make it feel like a more walkable, bikeable neighborhood," said Roberts.

Weather permitting, street construction is expected to be complete in about two weeks.