October 12th, 2015|
The sidewalks along Nashville’s streets provide pedestrians with corridors to move safely beside traffic. Unfortunately, a number of sidewalks in Music City are closed due to construction. The Nashville pedestrian accident lawyers at Ponce Law explain this has left many who travel by foot concerned about motor vehicles in areas where sidewalks are closed.
To raise awareness about the dangers pedestrians face when sidewalks are closed, the safety advocates with Walk/Bike Nashville have launched a campaign that asks citizens to share images of drivers or construction sites that do not take pedestrian safety into consideration. According to News Channel 5, the pictures should be posted on social media with the hashtag #dontblockmywalk.
Local lawmakers say the campaign and recent complaints have prompted them to look into what can be done to improve pedestrian safety in our city. In the meantime, citizens who come across motorists disregarding pedestrian safety should report the vehicle to Metro Police. If you believe a construction site is in violation of city code regarding pedestrian safety, you should report the matter to Metro Public Works or your city councilman.
Helping to protect the safety and rights of our city’s pedestrians is a top priority for the Nashville personal injury lawyers at Ponce Law. That’s why we’re hopeful the efforts that are currently being made to improve pedestrian safety in Music City are a success.
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.