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 May of 2016, two public meetings were held, and staff took public comment through May 31. Staff has reviewed those comments and is preparing a final draft of the program.

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]

We expect to launch the program in early fall of 2017. 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,