SUBSTITUTE RESOLUTION NO. RS2017-859
A resolution requesting that the Metropolitan Department of Public Works prepare a plan for determining a list
ing of the twenty most congested traffic areas in Nashville and Davidson County, and a proposed timetable and strategy together with adopted or recommended interim steps to address traffic congestion at those locations.
WHEREAS, with each passing day, traffic problems in Nashville and Davidson County appear to be growing exponentially worse; and
WHEREAS, as the city of Nashville continues to grow, so too does the number of people traveling our streets, roads and highways; and
WHEREAS, when traveling our thoroughfares, particularly during rush hour periods, a palpable sense of frustration is evident among commuters; and
WHEREAS, while the Metropolitan Government continues to grapple with the complicated logistics and parameters of developing and funding a major mass transit system, the city of Nashville is suffering gridlock in so many areas that urgent attention and interim steps must be taken now, if only of temporary duration.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE METROPOLITAN COUNTY COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as requesting that the Department of Public Works provide to the Council, by no later than October 31, 2017, a plan for determining a list of the twenty (20) worst congested traffic areas and/or intersections within the boundaries of Nashville and Davidson County;
together with interim steps proposed or actions being taken currently by the Metropolitan Government to address and improve traffic flow and congestion in these locations. and said plan will also set forth a proposed time schedule and strategy for addressing and improving traffic flow and congestion in those twenty (20) locations.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Council also goes on record as requesting the Department of Public Works, as part of developing a plan as required under Section 1 above, to have discussions with Council members in an attempt to find out and identify what specific areas and/or intersections in their respective districts have significant traffic congestion issues.
2. 3. The Metropolitan Clerk is directed to submit a copy of this Resolution to the Director of the Department of Public Works.
3. 4. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Jim Shulman, Mina Johnson, Kathleen Murphy, Sheri Weiner
|Referred to:||Public Works Committee|
|Introduced:||September 5, 2017|
|Deferred:||September 5, 2017|
|Substitute Introduced:||September 19, 2017|
|Adopted:||September 19, 2017|
|Returned unsigned by the Mayor:||October 4, 2017|
|Effective Date:||October 4, 2017|
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