David Smith | GCA News
Greenways for Nashville, the non-profit group supporting Metro Parks in its Greenways development, has released an updated Greenways folded map. The double-sided map, created with the support of Vanderbilt University and the Metro Parks Department, includes all 86 miles of paved, off-road Green- ways in Davidson County. The “Nashville Closer-In” side of the map helps users explore the urban core with Greenway and on-street bike routes that traverse a five-mile radius around downtown. The “Nashville Farther-Out” side of the map takes users beyond Downtown and highlights the larger Greenway system and many of Nashville’s amazing parks.
Released at the same time is the new “NashGR” app, which is available to download for free. The app features the Nashville’s Greenways map, synced with a map of the MTA’s bus system.
“We are so pleased that with the support from Vanderbilt University we are able to provide these new map resources designed to help users enjoy Nashville’s extensive Green-way system, and explore nature and wildlife right in our own city. Whether you walk, bike, drive, or take a bus to a Greenway, our new map and the complimenting app show you the way,” said Amy Crownover, Executive Director of Green-ways for Nashville.
Greenways for Nashville is dedicated to ensuring that every Nashvillian lives within two miles of a Greenway. Today, about 9 out of 10 Nashvillians do, and 6 out of 10 Nashville residents live within a mile of a Greenway. This map and the accompanying app are designed to help all Nashville residents find their favorite Greenway.
The print maps are free and available now at Nashville Public Library Branches and Metro Parks Community Centers. Residents can also visit greenwaysfornashville.org for additional locations, to view and download the map, or to request maps for their business, organization or personal use. The free NashGR app can be downloaded from the Apple or Android App Stores, or at www.nashgr.com.