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.
May 7th, 2014|
Bicycling has become more popular than ever before in the Nashville area, and May has been named Nashville Bike Month to help raise bicycle awareness. The personal injury lawyers with Ponce Law would like to tell you about several of the upcoming Bike Month events taking place over the next few weeks:
- Ride For Reading Week Book Delivery- The event will begin at 1 p.m. on May 7 on Division Street. Participants will then ride four miles to Napier Elementary School where they will be met by city officials and children to collect donated books.
- Team Ride For Reading Social Ride- On Thursday, May 8, participants will meet at 2901 Bell Road at 5:30 p.m. to partake in a ride with professional mountain biker, Dejay Birtch.
- Bike To Work Day- On Friday, May 16, commuters are encouraged to ditch their cars and hop on their bikes to get to their place of employment. As an extra incentive, breakfast will be provided at the courthouse by Bagleface Bakery and Bongo Java.
- Tour de Nash- One of the most iconic rides in Nashville will take place on Saturday, May 17, under the sponsorship of Walk/Bike Nashville.
The team of attorneys with Michael D. Ponce & Associates would like to remind those participating in these events of the importance of always wearing a helmet. Doing so can significantly decrease the chances of injury or death in the event of an accident.