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How Did Metro Public Works Improve Lower Broadway?

Last week, Nashville set up its first ever pedestrian scramble on Lower Broadway. Also known as a Barn Dance, the diagonal sidewalks are installed between Fifth Avenue and Second Avenue on Broadway to help decrease the alarmingly high number of pedestrian accidents. This allows pedestrians to cross either diagonally or straight, essentially knocking out two crossings at once. Essentially, traffic in all directions will receive red lights at the same time. Then, the pedestrians will be given the go-ahead with walk signals and will be allowed to cross in every direction without fear of getting slammed into by a vehicle. Cyclists will also reap the safety rewards. However, they will have to dismount and walk their bicycles across the street as they are legally considered vehicles while on the bike. The New Pedestrian Scramble is Part of a Pedestrian Improvement Pilot Program Approximately 15,000 vehicles drive through Lower Broadway daily…
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Tips for Avoiding a Nashville Pedestrian Accident

Sadly, a Franklin teen was killed recently in a pedestrian accident with a train, as he was walking along a crossing near his home with headphones on. According to the Tennessean, the teen, 17, was walking with his back to an oncoming freight train and had earbuds on when he was struck near the Liberty Pike crossing, not far from his home, on May 29. The news outlet said that the teen was on his way to walk to a business where his girlfriend works. The teen had allegedly just finished his junior year at Centennial High School. The accident remains under investigation, although an initial report suggests that the train’s horn was functioning and used when the teen was struck. If Your Love One is Involved in a Nashville Pedestrian Accident, Contact an Attorney In order to avoid a pedestrian accident, in general, people walking should try to avoid:…
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How Can Pedestrian Accidents Be Prevented?

People should be able to trust that if they are traveling by foot lawfully that they will avoid suffering an injury or losing their life in a traffic accident. However, that is unfortunately not always the case. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published some eye-opening statistics based on 2012 data concerning pedestrian accidents in the United States, including: A pedestrian is injured every seven minutes and killed every two hours in a traffic accident in the US; Per trip, passenger vehicle occupants are 1.5 times less likely to die in an automobile accident than pedestrians; On average, more than one out of every five children between 5 and 15 years old who is the victim of a deadly auto wreck is a pedestrian; Older adults aged 65 and older account for 9 percent of pedestrian accident injury victims and 20 percent of pedestrian accident fatalities. What…
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