The American Heart Association held a rally at the Campus Recreation Center at Middle Tennessee State University on April 22, 2016 to educate students and volunteers about the importance of a local comprehensive Complete Streets policy.
The event drew an engaged crowd, and we collected nearly 50 petition to present to the city council. Numerous exciting speakers attended the event including students and a city councilman. With such a great turnout, there have been requests from students who want to be more active in advocacy in their city.
Murfreesboro is in desperate need of improved infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists. This rally was very much needed with the large student population wanting to walk and bike to school, but unable to do so safely. Our next steps will be to help the students with a grassroots campaign in appealing to the city council. If you would like to be involved please email Denise.Costanza@heart.org.