Break Science/ Mux Mool NYE 2012 @Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

New Year’s Eve Prep is Well Underway

The mayor is getting excited for tonight’s party on Lower Broadway:

Kevin Trager of WSMV, meanwhile, stopped by in time to get a video of the soundcheck with the headliner, Kings of Leon:

Michellelee922 is so excited that she and her friends have already arrived:

And if you don’t already have enough options for getting home after the bash tonight (err, tomorrow morning), with free public transit on buses and the commuter rail (fully booked), ride-sharing services, and taxis,  then the Nashville Sheriff’s office is even offering free rides tonight:

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120 Pedestrians and Bicyclists Killed This Year in TN

This year, 120 Tennesseans have lost their lives while walking or bicycling.  That’s the highest number in the past two decades, according to a report from Nashville Public Radio (WPLN).  In 1984, 145 Tennesseans lost their lives while walking or bicycling.

Pedestrians and cyclists are especially vulnerable where a bus stop is not accompanied by a safe crosswalk, where there are narrow road shoulders, and when drivers make right turns on red lights.

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Music City Prepping for Music City Bowl

The football game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Louisville Cardinals kicks off at 6PM tonight at Nissan Stadium.

Aggies got to cheer on their band yesterday:

Cardinals fans, meanwhile, can take comfort in knowing that their folks will probably be a lot louder at tonight’s game:

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Nashville Attempts Eminent Domain Against New Greyhound Terminal, Again

As part of Nashville’s Division Street Extension project, Metro is attempting to take by eminent domain a piece of the parking lot at Greyhound’s new bus terminal at Lafayette St. and 5th Ave. S.  Greyhound just isn’t having it, though, claiming that Metro can’t take the land because of a legal agreement made the last time they had to move due to eminent domain.

Greyhound moved six years ago (first to a temporary location on Charlotte Ave, then to the current location in 2012) because Metro took their previous property by eminent domain to make way for the new convention center.  The current eminent domain proceeding would not require the bus carrier to move their station again, however, because only part of a parking lot would be taken.

The Division Street Extension project is a complete streets extension and renovation to connect the fragmented road network in the Pie Town neighborhood.  The $25 million project includes a bridge over the CSX railroad tracks (where the street previously dead ended) and streetscape improvements including dedicated bike lanes, sidewalks, and accommodation for future public transit.  Bioswales, native vegetation, and lighting are other elements in this project.

The Tennessean gives us the whole story.

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