Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-03-23 21:44:40 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) — Changes will occur in the Nashville area in the coming months, and city leaders and supporters want the new slow limits to keep people safe.
Mayor of Nashville, John Cooper, announced a neighborhood speed limit reduction initiative on Tuesday afternoon. The plan will reduce the speed limit for housing in urban service areas, including most Nashville areas, from 30 mph to 25 mph.
The program was funded as part of the 2018-2019 Capital Expenditure Plan. It was approved by the Metro Council earlier this year as the Metro Traffic Parking Committee.
“It’s very unpleasant when you live on the street and the car is running fast. It also has the safety implications we’re trying to counteract,” said Jeff Hammond, Assistant Director of Metro Public Works. Said.
According to Hammond, more than 180 communities in the city are demanding some sort of traffic calming measure.
The speed limit drop occurs shortly after the most deadly year on record for Nashville pedestrians. Walkbike Nashville officials said it was important for drivers to slow down, especially in areas without sidewalks.
Lindsey Gunson, director of advocacy and communications at Walkbike Nashville, said: Impact speed drops from 33 mph to 25 mph. “
Metro Public Works will begin installing 2,500 new road signs throughout the city. This process takes 4-6 months to complete. Exchange of signatures costs about $ 85,000. The project was initially budgeted at $ 500,000, according to public works officials.
The department will also work over the next few months to inform residents about changes and to educate them about the risk of speeding. Metropolis enforces a new speed limit.
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