Getting speed humps in my neighborhood


It’s been such a long process, one that started even before I moved into my house nearly 10 years ago. The street I live on is a “cut through” street connecting a highway with another major roadway in south Nashville. That’s all fine and good, but a few have ruined it for the rest.

By “the few” I mean drivers that go 45/50mph daily through the neighborhood. For the ones that have been obeying the law of a 30mph speed limit, “the rest,” things are about to change thanks to the those wannabe NASCAR drivers.

According to neighbors who’ve been here longer than me, the problem has been growing and growing as Nashville has seen traffic become a nuisance all over town, almost all hours of the morning and late afternoon. To avoid the traffic, commuters divert through my neighborhood and totally disregard safety and laws. Why would they care? They have somewhere to be, pronto!

But that’s about to change for good. Metro Public Works selected this neighborhood as one that needs traffic calming. Hooray! Through the process of meeting with Public Works, drawing up plans, going house to house for an official petition, we’re so close to having speed humps installed, along with a roundabout at 2 particular intersections on a couple of streets. It’s going to be awesome.

If you’re interested in how to go about this in your neighborhood, comment below and I’ll share my experience and any advice I can help you with.

Stay tuned for more updates as the project progresses!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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