Public Meeting Aug. 30 on the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Public Meeting Aug. 30 on the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program

Posted: 08/28/2017
City officials from the Engineering, Police and Office of Neighborhoods departments will present information about the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program (NTSP) during a public meeting starting at 6 p.m. on August 30, 2017 the City of Knoxville Public Works Service Center, 3131 Morris Ave.

Click to view guide in PDf formatIn response to widespread concerns about speeding motorists, the City released a first draft of the program in 2016. Residents provided their feedback in public meetings, via email and telephone, and through an online survey. The final draft of the program’s guide is now available at KnoxvilleTN.gov/trafficsafety, which will serve as the official webpage for the new traffic-calming program. 
 
The safety program features three tiers of action: education, enforcement and engineering. 

Neighborhood groups can apply for the program, and speed studies will be conducted. Neighborhoods found to have the most severe speeding and traffic-safety issues will advance to the “engineering” stage, which could include physical traffic-calming devices or route modifications. 

Neighborhoods can elect to utilize educational materials like signs and bumper stickers to educate drivers about safety issues. In addition, KPD may add problem areas to its rotation system for enhanced neighborhood enforcement.

During Wednesday’s public meeting, officials will take questions about the program. Questions may also be directed to traffic.calming@knoxvilletn.gov or Debbie Sharp at 865-215-3232.

Those without Internet access can obtain a hard copy of the guide via mail by calling 865-215-2113 and leaving a name, mailing address, and phone number.

Anyone needing a disability accommodation to be able to attend should contact Stephanie Cook at scook@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-2034. For an English interpreter, contact the City Law Department at 865-215-2050.