NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in our city this year.
Records from Metro Police show that 34 pedestrians have been killed in 2020.
Safety advocates like Walk Bike Nashville and Families for Safe Streets are taking a stand to put an end to this record-breaking year.
On Sunday, they began placing memorials at sites where cars have killed pedestrians. The memorials are small — a pair of shoes mounted on a board and a marker with information about the victim.
Family members of victims are asking for reduced speeds on roads, longer crossing times for crosswalks and more sidewalks. The latest memorial was placed along Gallatin Pike in East Nashville.
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - One death every 84 minutes - that's how often someone in a parking lot, crosswalk, or on a road is hit and killed.
EAST NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Three pedestrians have been killed on Dickerson Pike in the month of September.
NASHVILLE, TN. (WSMV) - A Nashville road highlighted by News4 as a trouble spot just two weeks ago now has the mayor's direct attention.