retired, former RN for many years.
I live a few miles from the racetrack. Yet I can hear the noise on race nights. It isn't bad, but then I do not have it loud. Fireworks from the baseball team can be heard, too. As well as the airport. The fact that I put in triple pane windows has helped with noise from the airport and the interstate. But I am still aware of the planes flying , some too close. When the airport was built, my area was not considered to be affected by the noise. This meant that I paid the full cost of those windows. I do not open the windows very often due to all the noise from the roads, planes, etc. It is something we chose to live with. Even if you move, who is to say that the noise pollution will not follow within a few years. I do not go to the race track. Seldom use the airport. Often use the interstate. Can't fight city hall.
I am disappointed to have to travel a distance to get to a food place I like, that isn't too overpriced for the experience. Cool Springs has had too many food places. One place we travel to is in Smyrna....Cheddars.... It is always busy, people waiting, while the other venues are slow. Price is right, service is good,and so is the food. They are opening one in Mt. Juilet this month by Lowes.
They would still "get on the bus". It seems that kids no longer have the option to walk to school. Without sidewalks it is a major challenge. I also walk my dog. No sidewalks anywhere near my house. I do make it a point to be facing any traffic that comes speeding up the hill. Thompson Lane East does not have sidewalks, nor does several areas of the rest of Thompson Lane. Most of it is 4 lanes with a middle turning lane. Out of this mess, a section has been made into bicycle lanes. I have yet to see anyone brave or foolish enough to use them. Nashvilles roads are not wide enough to give a safety margin. Neighborhoods in the western states have frontage roads that run along the busy 6 plus lanes. That is a great idea. But still the builders put in such narrow roads in their projects. Keeping the problem alive and well.
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