Neighborhood Traffic Safety

Engineering Director

James R. Hagerman, P.E.
(865) 215-2148

400 Main St., Suite 480
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901

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The City of Knoxville later this year will launch a Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program to address speeding in residential neighborhoods.

The program has been developed in response to numerous concerns and complaints voiced by citizens who witness speeding vehicles in their neighborhoods. The program also takes into account the many comments received in 2013, when the City asked residents for their views on how best to reduce speeding. 

Here is the draft Program Guide [PDF].
Here is the draft Program Flow Chart [PDF] which is also attached to the Program Guide as Appendix F.

Draft documents were released in early May, two public meetings were held, and staff took public comment through May 31. Staff is now reviewing those comments to determine whether to make any changes in the draft documents.

Here are these comments, minus names and identifying information:
Comments Received Via Email [PDF]
Online Survey Comments, Part 1 [PDF]
Online Survey Comments, Part 2 [PDF]
Public Meeting Comments [PDF]

Originally we hoped to launch this program this summer, but we now expect to issue a summary of comments along with our responses during September of 2016 and to launch the program later in the fall. Once the program is launched, we will begin taking applications for traffic safety studies.

Applications for a neighborhood traffic safety study will NOT be accepted until the program officially launches.

The program launch date will be announced on this page, on the Office of Neighborhoods home page, in a City press release, in the "almost weekly" newsletter published by the Office of Neighborhoods, and in a notice emailed to interested individuals. Request to be added to the email list by emailing David Massey below.

Questions may be directed to:
Steve King, 865-215-4993,
David Massey, 865-215-3232,