Bright & Early: Green Means Go Edition

Good morning, Nashville. That new downtown parking program for hybrids, electric cars and vehicles with really good gas mileage begins on July 1, meaning that if you drive one of those cars, you can pay $10 for a permit to park in any metered space for free downtown. Applications are available only at the main Davidson County Clerk’s office at the Howard Office Building, and you can check out this list ahead of time to find out whether or not your car made the cut. Last we heard, another bill had been passed to extend this program to the rest of us by allowing us to buy carbon credits to offset whatever car we drive and access the free parking, though we’re not sure when it goes into effect. So hang in there if you don’t see your car on the list!

Photo by Denise Mattox.