As we move forward in Nashville to improve our ability to simply take a walk, I want to caution you to understand where your right-of-way is and where you can build or plant. When hardscapes and trees/bushes are in the public right-of-way, they infringe on the place where pedestrians are to be when there is not a sidewalk provided and they decrease our safety.
We have had 16 pedestrian deaths in Nashville this year (Nashville Pedestrian Death Registry). Sixteen too many. We all must do our part to create a safe space for our walkers.
***Link to an interactive map where you can understand where the right-of-way is on your property or on properties where you may walk:
***Link to Public Works - you can submit a request if there is a particular issue in you walking path:
If you know someone who has perished while on foot in Nashville, please contact us at: Nashville Pedestrian Death Registry