NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville is trying to make life a little easier for those who work downtown by allowing people to make reservations for curbside unloading.
These new "smart zones" are where people can reserve a spot to unload anything curbside. Eight of these are set up in key areas of downtown.
Metro Nashville has deployed eight smart zones located in downtown Nashville:
- 2nd Ave between Broadway and Commerce (NE side)
- Church St between 4th Ave and Printer’s Alley (SE side)
- Church St between 3rd Ave and Printer’s Alley (SE side)
- Union St between 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave (S side)
- Union St between 4th Ave and Printer’s Alley (S side)
- Union St between Rep. John Lewis Way and Arcade Alley (S side)
- Rep. John Lewis Way between Union and north of the Arcade (SW side)
- Rep. John Lewis Way between Church and south of the Arcade (SW side)
This is a partnership between the city and the curb management platform, Coord. You download the Coord app, create an account, find a zone and confirm your arrival when you get there.
The cost to book a space is $1 for 15 minutes of time at the curb.
The city also hopes these smart zones could help reduce traffic congestion since people will know when a spot is free. They also say they'll use data from the app to see where more curbside loading space may be needed downtown.
You may have seen what are called “Smart Zones” around downtown #Nashville.— Mo Haider (@mhaider_NC5) February 4, 2021
It’s where people can reserve a spot to unload anything curbside. This
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