NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 19, 2018) – The Let’s Move Nashville transit plan will shorten commutes and expand transit access for many Nashvillians, according to The Convenience Index, a new report released today by ThinkTennessee.
“Early voting has begun, but many people in Nashville are still wondering whether the proposed transit plan will shorten their commute or make accessing transit easier,” said Shanna Singh Hughey, ThinkTennessee president. “This report will help Nashvillians make an informed decision as they head to the polls and vote on the future of our city.”
Conducted in partnership with Cambridge Systematics, an independent, nationally recognized transportation consultancy firm, the report demonstrates that, if Let’s Move Nashville is implemented:
- More Nashvillians will be able to get to work via a transit ride lasting 20 minutes or less;
- Neighborhood access to transit centers, where riders can change lines and access parking, will increase significantly; and
- Transit options will become increasingly competitive with car travel for many common routes.
“The data and analysis demonstrate that the proposed improvements associated with Let’s Move Nashville will result in increased accessibility to mobility options and employment opportunities, as well as more competitive transit service for many origins and destinations,” said Kevin Tilbury, senior associate at Cambridge Systematics. The firm provided similar analysis to inform Los Angeles’ Ballot Measure M in 2016, which passed with 71 percent of the vote.
ThinkTennessee has spent the last year working to inform the transit debate, providing facts and evidence-based analysis on topics ranging from the cost of traffic to the distribution of transit-disadvantaged populations across the city.