Middle school kids in Nashville Tennessee have been successful in getting new bike infrastructure because of their mapping efforts. Araz Hachadourian, reported in YES! magazine that ‘Nashville Teens Mapped Their Daily Routes—And Got a New Bike Lane as a Result. In Nashville, Tennessee, and Chicago, city planners are responding to demands for better neighborhood mobility and bicycling infrastructure.
Photo by Gabriela Aguirre-Iriarte
And it makes sense that planners would respond more strongly to kids…and I bet they’d respond even more strongly to younger kids who get involved in mapping the needs of their neighbourhoods and towns.