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Open Streets Nashville Held For First Time In The Gulch

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Jun 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 00:45:05-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Visitors participated in the city’s first-ever Open Streets Nashville event.

The event shut down vehicle traffic to part of the Gulch, allowing residents to check out the new "Complete Street" version of 11th Avenue.

That included the addition of new walking and biking paths, a mini-park, and green space.

Mayor Karl Dean was there and said he felt it was a worthwhile project to bring to Music City.

"It's kind of a global thing,” Mayor Dean said. “It's happening in Europe, it's happening in Canada, and other cities in North America, and you know, Nashville obviously should be part of that."

Visitors also got the chance to participate in a bunch of free activities encouraging physical activity, which was the main goal of the Open Streets initiative.