Knoxville launches traffic calming website, public meetings

Knoxville launches traffic calming website, schedules public meetings

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The City of Knoxville has launched a new website in an effort to start a community-wide conversation on traffic calming and neighborhood traffic safety. The city has also scheduled a series of public meetings on the topic, the first of which will be held Monday night.

The meeting is scheduled at Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.

City officials say they plan to make presentations about traffic calming and record the comments, questions, ideas and concerns of city residents and representatives of city neighborhood groups.

The website includes a policy review timeline, a definition of traffic calming, a list of physical traffic calming devices appropriate for local neighborhood streets, an outline of the city's current practices with regard to residential traffic safety, a list of web-based resources, results of a survey of how Knoxville's peer cities in the southeast handle traffic calming, and results of a telephone poll of Knoxville residents.

Citizens can also provide input via the website.

Five meetings are scheduled in all:

  • North Knoxville
    Monday, Sept. 16, 5:30 p.m.
    Church of the Good Shepherd
    5337 Jacksboro Pike
  • South Knoxville
    Monday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.
    Woodlawn Christian Church
    4339 Woodlawn Pike
  • West Knoxville
    Thursday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m.
    Arnstein Jewish Community Center
    6800 Deane Hill Drive
  • Northwest Knoxville
    Monday, Oct. 14, 6 p.m.
    Northwest Middle School
    5301 Pleasant Ridge Road
  • East Knoxville / City Center
    Tuesday, Oct. 22, 5:30 p.m.
    John T. O'Connor Senior Center
    611 Winona St.

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