Alliance Residential to provide bike fleet at Broadstone 8South

Alliance Residential Company, the Phoenix-based development company of Broadstone 8South, a 330-unit luxury apartment building soon to open on Eighth Avenue South in Melrose, plans to provide tenants access to 20 bikes from Brooklyn Bicycle Co.

“Our residents are choosing this neighborhood for the culture, and our goal is to encourage them to experience it from a bike seat rather than behind the wheel of a car,” Andrew Steffens, the Nashville-based development director at Alliance Residential Co., said in a release. “As Nashville grows and traffic worsens, we see it as our opportunity and responsibility to encourage more sustainable forms of transportation. We’re thrilled to educate our renters on active transportation and provide high-quality bikes for moving residents across Nashville.”

Broadstone 8South will also provide residents with a bike work bench to use on their own bikes and offer maintenance skills. Its custom bike design will be tangerine-colored, featuring a storage box on the back for hauling groceries and other goods.

Brooklyn Bicycle Co. is known for its craftsmanship, with bikes designed to maximize sustainability and performance without sacrificing comfort and style.

“This is about sustainability and traffic control – but it’s also about fun. Beyond the physical and mood-boosting benefits of cruising the neighborhood on a custom bike, we hope this will bring people together in our community,” Steffens said.

Nashville nonprofit Walk Bike Nashville applauded the move.

“Businesses are a key element in growing active transportation in Nashville,” said Nora Kern, executive director of Walk Bike Nashville. “For that reason we are thrilled that Broadstone 8th South has committed to growing their community by adding a fleet of bicycles for their development. We very much hope other developments will follow their lead and recognize the value of encouraging walking and biking — both as a fun and efficient way to get around and one of the keys to building a more livable Nashville.”

In addition to offering bike transportation, Broadstone 8South was designed and constructed using the National Green Building Standard certification process.

To read the full article, visit the Nashville Post.