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Ribbon Cutting Held For New Davidson Street Multi-Use Path

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Sep 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 13:20:49-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Music City became more pedestrian friendly after an official ribbon cutting Wednesday.

Mayor Karl Dean was on hand to celebrate as the ribbon was cut for the Davidson Street Multi-Use Path, which connects downtown Nashville to Shelby Park.

The stretch is the city's longest path for bicyclists and pedestrians, and it’s completely protected from cars and traffic.

“This new path connects two iconic parks in our city, Riverfront Park and Shelby Park, and it also serves as a gateway from Nashville’s downtown core to more than 2,000 acres of nearly contiguous open space and parks which are all connected to the Music City Bikeway,” Mayor Dean said.

After Wednesday's ceremony, Mayor Dean led a four mile round trip bike ride along the new trail.