Friday, July 16, 2010

Nashville Mayor's Bike Ride and Walk to Celebrate Greenways

Nice to see they included pedestrians as well. I also like the fact they are using this to celebrate=(encourage) walking and cycling not SAFETY FEVER. This may seem like harsh criticism, but the fact that Huntsville can not think or act outside the box might explain why we are so behind. 


Nashville Mayor's Bike Ride and Walk to Celebrate Greenways

Immediately after the Flood of 2010 Metro Nashville started assessing damages to the entire Greenways network. Some greenways were in the direct line of the flood and suffered significant damages. But other greenways faired well despite the heavy hit from the flood. Greenways for Nashville, Walk Bike Nashville, various Parks-Friends groups, and concerned citizens from neighborhoods throughout Nashville came together with our Parks Department for several clean up efforts to reopen our greenways. This Saturday (July 17), Mayor Karl Dean will celebrate the volunteerism spirit and hard work to restore our greenways.
The bike ride and walk will start on the "hill" in Shelby Park (green star on map attached) next to the Cumberland River Bike/Ped bridge. The 2-mile walk will be lead by Anne Davis and the 6-mile bike ride will be lead by Mayor Dean. Participants are encouraged to walk or ride to the event and to the start location. All bike riders are encouraged to wear helmets. Vehicle parking is available at 2 locations: Shelby Bottoms-Forrest Green Trail Head (off of Forrest Green Drive) , and Wave Country in Two Rivers Park. 
WHO: Karl Dean, Mayor of Metropolitan Government of Nashville
WHAT: Celebrate Greenways post Flood of 2010
WHEN: Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 8:00 AM
WHERE: Shelby Bottoms Park (next to Cumberland River Pedestrian on the "Hill").