The pedestrian bill passed! This revision is very exciting: it acknowledges a lack of infrastructure, provides a legal place for walkers when there is no sidewalk (often the case in Nashville), creates a 3' rule for passing and adds that drivers are to slow and yield to walkers when they are in the roadway.
Just remember if a pedestrians destination is mid-block, there will be a time where the walker will either have to walk with traffic or jaywalk.
|Some typical view of roadways in Nashville in the urban service district|
3 foot rule now applies to drivers passing pedestrians on Nashville roads