I can't speak for all of Nashville, but the area I'm in--festooned with strip malls, fast food restaurants, and an adjoining business area--is one of the worst I've seen when it comes to pedestrian safety. There are no sidewalks and only one of the six traffic-lighted intersections has crosswalks and pedestrian signals. But as you can see, you still need to stand well away from the roadway.
But it was worth risking the walk to Dunkin' Donuts. Mmmmmmmm...doh-oh-oh-oh-oh-nuts.