Nashville has a new piece of street-cleaning equipment that’s drawing surprise and delight from bicyclists — a lane sweeper that’s designed to fit within the city’s narrow protected bike lanes recently ran its first trial routes.
A local cyclist asked WPLN’s #NashInTheKnow about the future of micromobility in the city. That includes electric bicycles like BCycle, which recently returned to the city with 175 bikes, and electric scooters, which Nashville has multiple vendors for, that put out up to 500 scooters each on local streets.
In a time of low traffic in neighborhoods, Nashville will experiment with 4 miles of streets that are temporarily only for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Nashville may soon require a minimum of two bicycle parking spaces for new and expanding businesses. Supporters say it’s part of the effort to embrace transportation options in the city.