Good morning, Nashville. Things got a little out of hand at Wave Country yesterday and more than 20 Metro Police officers were called in to calm things down. For some reason, multiple fights started to break out in the crowds outside the gate and people who were tired of waiting started hopping the fence. Police eventually had to shut down the park and kick everyone out when they were unable to get everything under control. So if you paid to get in yesterday and want your passes replaced, contact Metro Parks.
- Cicadas buzzing on. Our darling cicadas may be sticking around just a few days longer than expected thanks to that cold snap we had at the beginning of the month the apparently delayed their development. The current estimated departure is the middle of June.
- Low grades for safety. According to Transportation for America, Nashville is the 14th most dangerous city for pedestrians and cyclists. The city is still working on a plan to improve sidewalks and bikeways as we continue to grow and more people opt for alternative modes of transportation.
- Bits & pieces. In case you hadn’t noticed, food trucks are multiplying faster than cicadas around these parts … Rent in the Nashville area is up 6% from what it was a year ago … Vanderbilt Medical School will no longer be using live pigs to train medical students for trauma situations … Metro has identified some of the city’s most dangerous intersection and they’re working on plans to make them safer.
Photo by Kelsey Wynns.