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Old 10-13-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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nashville is behind on building sidewalks as well as bike lanes, although they are making some (slow) progess. the public schools aren't what they should be, either. but there really aren't very many people that honk- even at bikers. we don't do that much. i HATE driving or walking places where people honk all the time when driving. i LOVE that we don't do that much in Nashville. There are a lot of pros to living here, but the lack of walkability and bikeability OUTSIDE THE parks or special areas is the main downside i think. i have found good chinese, indian, italian, middle eastern, french and every other kind of food, though. nashville is MUCH more diverse and accepting than it used to be, but i does vary. around vanderbilt is very diverse, the suburbs in williamson county much less so.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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I didn't read the entire thread, so this may be a repeat. My biggest complaint is the public transportation system, or lack thereof. Nashville has made strides with the Music City Star, but that's only on one side of the city. Plus, the schedule is very limited. I think the last train leaves downtown around 5:30 so forget working late or having a drink after work. I do appreciate the HOV lanes, but I wish it was enforced more regularly.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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I didn't read the entire thread, so this may be a repeat. My biggest complaint is the public transportation system, or lack thereof. Nashville has made strides with the Music City Star, but that's only on one side of the city. Plus, the schedule is very limited. I think the last train leaves downtown around 5:30 so forget working late or having a drink after work. I do appreciate the HOV lanes, but I wish it was enforced more regularly.
I find that the HOV lanes in I-24 are very heavily enforced. Almost everyday I see someone getting pulled over for going solo in the HOV lane.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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I find that the HOV lanes in I-24 are very heavily enforced. Almost everyday I see someone getting pulled over for going solo in the HOV lane.
They're not enforced very much at all coming in from Hermitage on I-40.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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They're not enforced very much at all coming in from Hermitage on I-40.
I guess it varies depending on which portion of which interstate you are driving on and maybe the county as well.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: East Nashville, 37206
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"I didn't read the entire thread, so this may be a repeat. My biggest complaint is the public transportation system, or lack thereof. Nashville has made strides with the Music City Star, but that's only on one side of the city."

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're intending to say, or reading too much into it, but Nashville has public transportation all over the city. There are plenty of bus routes to take you anywhere you need to go within Nashville at all different times of the day. Yeah, it may not go out to Hermitage (or maybe it does I don't know?) but last time I checked Hermitage is not Nashville, it's a suburb. I have a car but my house in East Nashville is so close to downtown I choose to utilize our public transportation system, it's $78 mo. & takes me anywhere I need to go within Nashville in a reasonable amount of time. People are always griping about our lack of mass transit but a lot of people don't utilize what we already have.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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"I didn't read the entire thread, so this may be a repeat. My biggest complaint is the public transportation system, or lack thereof. Nashville has made strides with the Music City Star, but that's only on one side of the city."

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're intending to say, or reading too much into it, but Nashville has public transportation all over the city. There are plenty of bus routes to take you anywhere you need to go within Nashville at all different times of the day. Yeah, it may not go out to Hermitage (or maybe it does I don't know?) but last time I checked Hermitage is not Nashville, it's a suburb. I have a car but my house in East Nashville is so close to downtown I choose to utilize our public transportation system, it's $78 mo. & takes me anywhere I need to go within Nashville in a reasonable amount of time. People are always griping about our lack of mass transit but a lot of people don't utilize what we already have.
What we are really lacking is public transportation to Nashville from other parts of TN....neighboring counties and cities.
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:54 PM
 
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"I didn't read the entire thread, so this may be a repeat. My biggest complaint is the public transportation system, or lack thereof. Nashville has made strides with the Music City Star, but that's only on one side of the city."

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're intending to say, or reading too much into it, but Nashville has public transportation all over the city. There are plenty of bus routes to take you anywhere you need to go within Nashville at all different times of the day. Yeah, it may not go out to Hermitage (or maybe it does I don't know?) but last time I checked Hermitage is not Nashville, it's a suburb. I have a car but my house in East Nashville is so close to downtown I choose to utilize our public transportation system, it's $78 mo. & takes me anywhere I need to go within Nashville in a reasonable amount of time. People are always griping about our lack of mass transit but a lot of people don't utilize what we already have.
$78/mo?? ours is only $75 -- although they do want to raise it to $90. But Chicago's network is clearly way more extensive than Nashville's, plus we can use our transit cards to ride the suburban buses.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:41 PM
 
Location: East Nashville, 37206
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$78/mo?? ours is only $75 -- although they do want to raise it to $90. But Chicago's network is clearly way more extensive than Nashville's, plus we can use our transit cards to ride the suburban buses.
Comparing Nashville to Chicago isn't a fair comparison by any stretch of the imagination...but since you brought it up I'll go along with it for this instance & say that if Nashville could have the same ridership as our Northern counterpart then there would be more interest & more money to expand the transportation that's offered and lower the prices (which I think is more than reasonable at $78). I know they're working on trying to expand to the suburbs but I've lived in Middle Tenn my entire life & most people I know cannot imagine not having a car, the majority of which would still choose to drive regardless of how much mass transit was available.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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Comparing Nashville to Chicago isn't a fair comparison by any stretch of the imagination...but since you brought it up I'll go along with it for this instance & say that if Nashville could have the same ridership as our Northern counterpart then there would be more interest & more money to expand the transportation that's offered and lower the prices (which I think is more than reasonable at $78). I know they're working on trying to expand to the suburbs but I've lived in Middle Tenn my entire life & most people I know cannot imagine not having a car, the majority of which would still choose to drive regardless of how much mass transit was available.
I guess what i was trying to say is that it would be fair for us to pay $90 for a month if Nashville is paying $78 for its smaller system. Believe me, I wish that the Nashville metro would think further into the future and expand their transit more (I used to drive an hour+ to work every day from Columbia to Nashville, and I do not miss it one bit. )
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