Nashville Officials Aim to Reduce Pedestrian Accidents

by Staff Blogger | July 22nd, 2015

Music City is one of the top tourist destinations in Tennessee. And with so many people concentrated in the city’s tourist destinations—such as Broadway, Five Points, and 12 South—it’s important for the city to focus on pedestrian safety. The Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers explain the city is looking at how they can modify traffic patterns along some of the busiest roads in the city.

Jenna Smith, a spokesperson of the Department of Public Works, explains in the Nashville Post that officials are considering several options to offer pedestrians more safety. One is to widen sidewalks along Broadway without conducting physical construction in the area. Installing temporary fencing along the edges of the roadway would be used to complete the project.

Experts say the plan would not only provide pedestrians with a larger area to walk, but would also provide a barrier of sorts between those walking and drivers. Officials expect a final plan for the project to be reached soon.

Protecting pedestrian safety is vital in a city that depends on tourism to thrive. That’s why our Nashville personal injury lawyers would like to encourage the city to keep focusing on ways to reduce accidents on our streets.