NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville ranks as the number 2 most dangerous city for pedestrians in the U.S. in 2023, according to a new study of cities across the country.
KURU Footwear determined this ranking based on Walk Score and up-to-date auto-pedestrian fatality rates from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. In their ranks, Nashville is 36 out of 37 cities, with 9.70 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 people and a low walk score of 28.8 out of 100.
Nashville Critical Mass held an event on Oct. 3 that brought together a diverse community of bike riders to advocate for pedestrian and cycling safety in front of Metro Council. Over 100 people attended. They are not an entity or organization, and this is intentional, organizers said.
“We’re Nashvillians. We have a right to Nashville’s roadways and want to be sure the city is working to keep us safe,” the group shared.
Them evil people with cars and truck mowing over poor pedestrians in Nashville…. and that would be a gigantic load of crap. I do not mean pedestrians are not being hit, but I am willing to bet that at least 50% of the cases it is the pedestrian’s fault. And I know because I am seeing this crap every day. One of the recommendations the authorities give before crossing a street via a designated path is to make eye contact with the incoming driver, and the same applies to the driver towards the pedestrian. Except that people seem to effing entertained watching stuff in their phones to even raise their heads other than to see if they have a green light. And then we have those that will cross rightly when is their turn without even making sure the incoming vehicle will make a stop as if the Laws of Men will stop the Laws of Physics. “It is my right by the law, and you must stop and I don’t care otherwise” appears to be the train of thought, but unfortunately, a hard contact between a car and a human body always ends with the triumph of the vehicle.
We went from “watching both ways on a one-way street before crossing” to “I must watch this Instagram dance right now…Cars? what cars.”
Do I even need to extrapolate to crime prevention?