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Nashville unveils new plan to construct more sidewalks

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Posted at 9:36 PM, Mar 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-03 07:18:54-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It's one of the biggest complaints for many in Nashville's neighborhoods: the lack of sidewalks.

But under Metro's new sidewalk and bike path plan, several stretches of Nashville streets will be reprioritized for sidewalks.

One of the first areas is Maplewood Trace, right by the new high school — a complete connection to Dickerson Pike, so cars and students walking to school don't have to share the road.

Currently, a new sidewalk ends on Maplewood Trace, right in front of Roy Reed's home, and he sees the cars speed past every day.

"They come down here about 50-60 mph, that's why this sidewalk is good for the kids," Reed said.