~ Report: Nashville Ranks Low for Pedestrian Safety in 2023 ~
Walking is a popular recreational activitiy in metroplitan areas, and Nashville has many sights and activities that appeal to walkers. How does Music City compare to other metropolitan areas when it comes to pedestrian safety and fatal accidents involving pedestrians?
A new report from KURU Footwear sheds light on the state of pedestrian safety in the United States. Unfortunately, neither Nashville nor Memphis did very well when it comes to the deaths of pedestrians. The report ranks the top 37 metro cities based on their walk score and fatal pedestrian accidents to identify the safest and most dangerous cities for pedestrians in 2023.
How Does Nashville Rank?
Nashville Ranked #2 Riskiest City for Pedestrians in 2023
According to the recent report, Nashville ranks as the number 2 most dangerous metropolitan city for pedestrians in the U.S. in 2023, second only to Memphis, Tennessee. You can see the full ranking here.
The top ten most dangerous cities in the U.S. in 2023 are:
Other interesting statistics:
- Along with the top 10 safest and most dangerous cities, we have ranked all 37 metro areas from safest to most dangerous, providing a detailed perspective on the pedestrian safety landscape across the nation.
- Memphis has the most annual pedestrian deaths with 9.70 per 100,000 people.
- Boston has the least annual pedestrian deaths, with 0.58 per 100,000 people.
- San Francisco has the highest Walk Score, at 88.7.
- Jacksonville has the lowest Walk Score, at 25.6.
Since Nashville ranks so low for pedestrian safety according to these numbers, walkers had best practice extreme caution when walking in both Memphis and Music City to avoid fatal pedestrian accidents when out walking.
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