Users can view service locations on a map.

Looking for a Greenway Trail in Nashville?  There’s an App for That!

There is a new app for people in Nashville who want to live a more healthy lifestyle, but maybe can’t afford a gym or just want to spend more time outdoors.

The NashVitality app can help you locate walking and biking trails, sidewalks, public transport routes, recycling drop-off centers and electric charging stations.

Users can also get information about sustainable buildings in Nashville, how to reduce home energy consumption and other helpful tips.

The app is part of Mayor Karl Dean’s push to make Nashville the “greenest city in the south” and focuses on physical fitness, safety and environmental stewardship and awareness.

The information is kept up-to-date so residents and visitors can see  when new information is available.   NashVitality for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is available free in the Apple Store.

An Android version should be released soon, along with future versions of the app that will contain enhancements, according to

Because Nashville’s sustainability movement is relatively new, it may be difficult for residents to keep up with all the change.  The Mayor’s office sees the need for the service and is working to raise awareness about the app, along with the other strides being made by the city towards environmental stewardship.

A push has been made in recent years towards making Nashville “more green,” and government incentives are still available for a variety of home improvements and fuel-efficient purchases like automobiles and appliances.  To learn more, visit

By India Stone