NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has appointed a citizen advisory committee to help make the city more friendly to pedestrians and bicyclists.
The Tennessean reported Dean has also added a bike and pedestrian coordinator to his staff.
Dean told the newspaper better accommodation of walkers and bike riders is part of how Nashville could be transformed into a "really livable world-class city."
City plans already in place call for about 300 new miles of sidewalks and 400 additional miles of bikeways by 2016.
But Prevention magazine ranked cities by walkability last winter and Nashville was 444th on the list. By comparison, Memphis ranked 73rd.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com