Pedestrian passage under the railroad crossing in Sylvan Heights

Sylvan Heights Neighborhood Association
Sylvan Heights Neighborhood Association
479 Signatures Goal: 500

Sylvan Heights is a West Nashville neighborhood with very limited access to its surroundings due to the fact that it is encircled by railroad tracks. The only connection that exists between our neighborhood and West End - Sylvan Park area is through a tunnel under the railroad crossing on 37th avenue. The tunnel is old, narrow and in the middle of a very sharp double curve. It is the only pathway for our neighborhood to reach shops, restaurants and areas for safe walking/biking. We are asking the Metro Nashville to build a parallel pedestrian passage under this tunnel or another similar solution. This would safely allow children to walk to school and for runners, walkers and bicyclists to enter and exit the neighborhood with ease. Our changing demographics is attracting more and more active young people with children who would like to fully participate in their neighborhood. Environment concern has promoted the increase of bicycling and walking as means of transportation to the West End- Vanderbilt area. Undersigned are in support of this request from our local government. We look forward to actively participating in a solution that will strengthen our neighborhood. Thank you for your time, Sylvan Heights Neighborhood Association

  • Regina Garner
    Regina Garner United States, Nashville
    Feb 20, 2016
    Feb 20, 2016
    We just moved into a new house in Sylvan Heights ....relocated from the Washington DC area. Sidewalks are desperately needed in this area to promote walkability to neighboring area businesses.
  • Kate Destito
    Kate Destito United States, Nashville
    Feb 17, 2016
    Feb 17, 2016
    The scariest part of my near daily walk is from the tunnel to the corner of 37th and Nebraska. I am petrified to drive through there on a bike; and I would never try it on my rollerblades. If I was a mother, I would never walk through there with my child. It is way too dangerous. Please help us here. We should not feel that way in our neighborhood.
  • Kathleen Mittendorf
    Kathleen Mittendorf United States, Nashville
    Feb 12, 2016
    Feb 12, 2016
    A sidewalk through the tunnel would ultimately make me feel safer driving through, especially at night, when pedestrians are hard to see!
  • Jessamine Kinny
    Jessamine Kinny United States
    Feb 12, 2016
    Feb 12, 2016
    Sidewalks are much needed in this neighborhood.
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    Jon Poston United States
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    Regina Garner United States
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    Kate Destito United States
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    Kimberly Poston United States
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    Kathleen Mittendorf United States
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    Amanda Mulliniks United States
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    Jessamine Kinny United States
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    Kate Beckett United States
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    Carrie Apple United States
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    Robert Kinny United States
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    Allison Buchanan United States
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    Nicole steen United States
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    Vicky wright United States
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    Bob Cherry United States
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    Fred Porter United States
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