I volunteered at the West End Farmer's Market last Saturday for Shade Parade Nashville/The Sidewalk Foundation and heard about this terribly sad story. A 95 year old woman killed by an SUV on Harding as the driver pulled into the bank. He stated he just didn't see her.
I think it highlights the fact that pedestrian right-of-way is not in the forefront of driver behavior. If Nashville is a town of Southern Hospitality - why does it feel like it doesn't extend to pedestrians? Can we make a cultural change so southern hospitality extends to the walker and biker riders first and foremost? Wouldn't this be the kinder and safer choice for our city to adopt policy that protects those on foot and bicycle?