Nashville is not a safe place to walk. For a city of our population, we have an inordinately high number of pedestrians deaths. We, as a city, have not built pedestrian infrastructure with any consistency or quality. These policy decisions, or lack thereof, have resulted in dangerous conditions for anyone trying to safely walk. Often, the stories of those killed are momentarily highlighted in the news with little follow-up. Many questions are left dangling. The Nashville Pedestrian Death Registry was created to highlight the personal stories of those lost on foot in Nashville.
The Nashville Pedestrian Death Registry is composed of two interconnected elements: the NPDR Map and the NPDR Index. It is through these two offerings that we seek to honor those who have died while walking.