NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Mayor John Cooper closed a portion of Broadway to traffic to allow more space for social distancing after crowds flocked to Lower Broad in downtown Nashville over Labor Day weekend.
Some Metro Council members said they would like to see Lower Broad closed to traffic every weekend and the idea is starting to gain momentum.
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Councilwoman Angie Henderson told News 2 for many years, city leaders have thought Lower Broad is a unique opportunity for people to embrace Nashville’s streets, but a huge effort is needed to pull it off.
Mayor Cooper closed the district between Fourth and Fifth avenues on Sunday due to large crowds on the sidewalks. Councilwoman Henderson said the whole street should be shut down on weekends, even in a post pandemic world, because the more room people have, the safer