I’ll Take My Ten Bucks from the Nashville Scene in Small Bills, Please

In this week’s edition, Scene editor, Liz Garrigan, is offering $10.00 to the “first latte-sipping laptop user” who can name the shortest route to Madison. I’ll take the challenge. The shortest route distance-wise from Downtown is Main St./Gallatin Av./Gallatin Pk. However, because of the traffic lights and the traffic volume on Gallatin, that is not the shortest time-wise. The Ellington Pkwy./Briarville Rd. to West Due West Av. to Gallatin Pk. route takes the shortest amount of time to get to south Madison. North Madison is reached faster by taking Ellington Pkwy./Briarville Rd./Graycroft Av. to Old Hickory Blvd. to Gallatin Pike.

Either way, Madison is never going to crack my list of most favored area destinations. I go to Madison only when I am obliged, even if it means missing the return of the Amqui Train Station.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jackson Miller (unregistered) on March 18th, 2006 @ 8:49 pm

    I race ya ;)

    I would cross the Gateway Bridge and turn right to road that runs parallel to the river. Then go through Shelby park. You will end up at Gallatin Road and Greenfield. Turn right on Greenfield and you will be in Madison in no time.

    Now, I am pretty sure that is the fastest way during rush hour, unless of course you are coming from S-Town Mike’s neighborhood. ;) From there I would cross the bridge to Main Street and take Ellington just like Mike. From Broadway it is faster to take Gateway.

  2. brittney (unregistered) on March 19th, 2006 @ 7:16 am

    Better yet: From Bongo Java East, where the lattes are hot and the laptops are too, just make a right onto Main, then a right onto Gallatin and keep going. Great Escape is on the left.

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