Many people write to me at TheSidewalkFoundation@gmail.com to ask how they can get a sidewalk in their neighborhood. This turns out to be a very challenging question for which I have no easy answers.
On the flip side, if you can be patient, Public Works does good things at times. Below is an example of an issue I called in about 1.5 years ago. Look closely at the smudged out white stop bar on the roadway.
Can you see the issue?
The old stop bar invited drivers to pull up and stop past the sidewalk. Imagine if there was a cross walk here - it would be between the 2 stop bars that you see.
Before, as a walker, you ran the risk of stepping into the road only to have a motorist race up to the stop bar before looking left and right for pedestrians. So dangerous!
If you have issues/concerns about walkability, you can email Public Works at: https://www.nashville.gov/Government/Request-Customer-Service.aspx.
Expect to be really patient...