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Nashville MPO Active Transportation Funding Policy

The Center TRT presented a webinar on an intervention supporting the development of active transportation infrastructure.   The Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization's (MPO) Active Transportation Funding Policy  is an innovative model for developing active transportation infrastructure. The MPO's Active Transportation Funding Policy includes two key elements: (1) dedicated funding for both active transportation infrastructure and education about active transportation and (2) the application of scoring criteria that incorporates active transportation indicators, which drives funding allocated for projects. The aim of the policy is to make it safer and more convenient for people to walk, bike and take transit.

The Nashville Area MPO's Active Transportation Funding Policy and the scoring criteria were adopted in December 2010. Since then, the MPO has continued to expand its work in active transportation.

Webinar Content Included:

  • a Center TRT overview of the intervention review, including main components of the intervention, evidence-base, and public health impact
  • a presentation by Leslie Meehan, Director of Healthy Communities with the Nashville MPO, on the implementation of the policy, including lessons  learned and resources
  • a Q & A session  


Leslie Meehan, AICP
Director of Healthy Communities,  Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization  


 Nashville MPO Webinar Slides.pdf  (Full page slides)

 Nashville MPO Webinar Slides (3 slides per page)

 Nashville MPO Webinar Q&A