Nashville introduces cyclist safety awareness program

Posted on March 20, 2012

The city of Nashville has introduced a new safety awareness program designed to create safer roads for bikers and pedestrians. Titled “Moving in Harmony,” the initiative will use billboards, safety programs and other grassroots measures to inform the public about the increased number of bike lanes and bicyclists on the road in an effort to encourage motorists to share the road with bike riders. The program will also include efforts to improve pedestrian safety. In the past decade, Nashville has added 200 miles of sidewalks and 133 miles of bike lanes, but the city fears motorists are unaware of the laws regulating shared routes and bike lanes.  For example a car should never travel inside of a bike lane as a ways to circumventing traffic.

 The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, appointed by the city’s mayor, received funding for the “Moving in Harmony” campaign through a Metro Public Health Department grant provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The committee hopes to have the initiative in full operation by May.

As an experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyer I’m always hopeful that our roads will become safer for everyone, pedestrians, bikers, and motorists, as we move into the future, but if you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident please consider discussing the circumstances of your case with a highly qualified car accident attorney.

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