Pedestrians Face More Safety Risks in Nashville Compared to Other Cities
With areas like Broadway, Hillsboro Village, and 12 South, Nashville has no shortage of walkable neighborhoods and business districts with restaurants and bars. However, pedestrians who walk in those areas may be at a higher risk than pedestrians in other cities.
Per a report by WKRN.com, the Smart Growth America group conducted a study that found that between 2005 and 2014, 209 people were hit by cars and killed while traveling on foot in Nashville. That number makes Nashville the 37th most dangerous city for pedestrians out of 104 large cities that were analyzed by the group.
A spokesperson for Walk-Bike Nashville told reporters that she rides her bike to work every day and that one of the biggest concerns in the city is drivers traveling at or above 40 mph on the city’s major corridors, as well as areas in Gallatin, Nolensville, and around Murfreesboro Pike.