Nashville, it is not normal for your citizens to feel they have to wear reflective clothing akin to what roadside workers put on in order to simply go for a walk. I have lived in a lot of cities but have never lived anywhere where you see this kind of donning of safety clothes to walk the dog or run errands.
This is a huge red flag that your citizens, for numerous and substantiated reasons, do not feel safe on foot.
This kind of eye catching gear (plus flash lights!) is a real thing here in Nashville - a city rated the 15th most dangerous city for pedestrians in America today. Last year, we had an unprecedented number of people killed by cars while on foot. Cautious walkers do feel motivated to make themselves seen - and it shows.
But, it is weird! Like I said, other cities do not have people walking around in neon green reflective vests. They just don't.
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