In March of this year, the Nashville MPO received the “Grand Award” for Best Small Project from the American Council of Engineering Companies– Tennessee Chapter fir its Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Study. This month this study wins its second award from the Planning Council of the Institute of Transportation Engineers for a comprehensive study that creates a vision for bicycle and pedestrian mobility in Middle Tennessee. This marks the first time ITE has bestowed its Best Project Award on an endeavor focused exclusively on non-motorized modes.
The study is unanimously endorsed by the MPO and has led to regional advancement of related initiatives, including: trainings led by national experts on Complete Streets and school siting; project prioritization criteria that heavily weights active transportation; and the establishment of a 15-percent funding commitment to non-motorized modal facilities in the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan.
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