Start spreading the news

Well, in as much humbleness as I can muster, I need to tell you something fun that happened last week! My neighbors and I have been working to improve our neighborhood through traffic-calming measures… and Metro Public Works agreed we had a need. Here’s a previous post about this. Speed humps in my neighborhood

Last week the construction was finished on 6 speed humps and 2 roundabouts. That’s the good news. And then on top of that, I turned into an overnight sensation when News 2 came out to interview a few of us. Here’s the clip

I don’t want to say I’m headed to west coast to unveil my star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but I have a flight at 3pm today. Fame is calling. Oh wait, no it’s not, that’s a spam call on my cell phone. :/

The real stars were my dogs, don’t you think? They were so well-behaved!

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Getting speed humps in my neighborhood

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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