The following are the specific improvements which will allow the expansion of the Harpeth River Greenway allowing residents further down river access to the Edwin Warner bike trail system and residents further up river access to heart of Bellevue, including the One Bellevue Place shopping area.
1. Build Multi-Modal bike and pedestrian path along Coley Davis Road:
The proposed plan calls for the creation of a protected multimodal bike and pedestrian lane on Coley Davis road that would provide safe access to the Harpeth River Greenway and Bellevue Park.
1A – Existing Coley Davis Road
1B – Proposed Coley Davis Road
1C – Existing Cross Section
1D – Proposed Cross Section
2. Build Multi-Modal bike, pedestrian and auto bridge across Harpeth River:
A new multimodal bridge on Coley Davis Rd. will provide new access to the extended Harpeth River Greenway and Bellevue Park to both automobiles and pedestrians.
3. Extend bike and pedestrian path to CSX railroad:
The developer has agreed to pay for the construction of a section of greenway currently missing between the Morton Mill trailhead and the Tennessee Soccer Club complex. This section is identified in Metro Parks “Plan to Play” master plan as a vital section that would provide over seven miles of greenway connectivity.
4. Donate 20 acres of new park space:
Aside from the added greenway, the developer will donate additional land totaling more than 20 acres to Metro Parks to further expand Bellevue Park. The plan calls for the addition of more than 250 trees to be planted, providing needed tree canopy to an area currently void of trees.
5. Build bike and pedestrian path tunnel under CSX railroad:
Currently, the Harpeth River Greenway dead ends abruptly north of the Morton Mill trailhead at the CSX railway. The new plan calls for a tunnel underneath the railway to allow connectivity to Bellevue Park and Coley Davis Rd.
6. Provide vehicular access to 51-acre Bellevue Park:
The new multimodal bridge on Coley Davis Rd. will unlock access to over 50 acres of land along the Harpeth River recently donated to Metro Parks with the intention of significantly expanding Bellevue Park. Currently the land in inaccessible to vehicular traffic.