Metro Public Works Announces Traffic Calming Projects
Projects Were Selected Based on Safety, Speed, Neighborhood Destinations and Active Transportation Accommodations
Metro Nashville Public Works will be pursuing traffic calming projects in eight Nashville neighborhoods this Spring and Summer as part of the department’s newly enhanced Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program.
Public Works now opens two traffic calming application periods per year—one in January and one in July. Neighborhoods are able to submit completed traffic calming applications during this time. Once the application window has closed, Public Works begins data collection in each neighborhood to determine how they will be scored.
“We believe a data-driven process enhances the program greatly, and we’ve worked hard to ensure fair and transparent selection based on factors like crash history, speeding, neighborhood destinations, and presence or absence of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure” said Public Works Program Manager Derek Hagerty.
Public Works engineers reviewed over 60 applications from neighborhoods all across the county and selected the following eight areas to begin work:
- Highland Heights
- Tennessee State University / 39th Avenue North
- Haywood South
- Jones Avenue
- Caldwell-Abbay Hall
- Katie Hill
- Belmont-Hillsboro West
Coordination with council members and neighborhoods will begin in coming weeks. Public Works staff will attend neighborhood meetings and plan community workshops to collaborate with residents on the best approach for each area.
“The Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program is important because it helps address an issue that matters to me and many people in Nashville—maintaining quality of life here in our city. Lowering speed and making our streets safer for all people seeking to use them is a priority for my administration” said Mayor David Briley.
In addition to beginning projects in these eight neighborhoods, Public Works is also working on a recommendation for a county-wide speed limit reduction on neighborhood streets.
Neighborhoods seeking traffic calming are encouraged to apply during our July 2019 application period.
More information on the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program
To report a non-emergency issue affecting a metro Nashville street, visit hub.nashville.gov