Speeding In Knoxville

Is there a speeding problem in your subdivision? The City of Knoxville wants to hear about it.

The City of Knoxville is holding a series of public meetings to respond to citizen concerns about speeding in residential neighborhoods.

The Engineering Department and Office of Neighborhoods have jointly scheduled five meetings to hear citizens' views on the best ways to control speeding.

The meetings will be held in September and October in different parts of town, so that all interested citizens have a chance to participate.

Citizens' ideas, suggestions, concerns and opinions will also be gathered via a traffic calming website that the city plans to launch by early September.

City officials say the site will include a list of various types of physical traffic calming devices, such as speed humps, as well as links to numerous traffic calming resources across the Internet and a survey of traffic calming policies in other cities.

"Speeding on residential streets is among the top issues identified in every survey of concerns in Knoxville's neighborhoods," said David Massey, Neighborhood Coordinator. 

City staff will then formulate a draft policy and publish it for citizen review and a follow-up public meeting in early 2014. The new policy could then be implemented by the middle of next year.

Knoxville's current traffic calming measures include police surveillance and ticketing of speeders, lowering of speed limits, and installation of new speed limit signs and rumble strips.

Citizens can call 311 to request a review of a particular street.


The public meetings scheduled for September and October are as follows:

North Knoxville
Monday, September 16, 5:30 p.m.
Church of the Good Shepherd
5337 Jacksboro Pike

Northwest Knoxville
Monday, October 14, 6 p.m.
Northwest Middle School
5301 Pleasant Ridge Road

South Knoxville
Monday, September 30, 6 p.m.
Woodlawn Christian Church
4339 Woodlawn Pike

East Knoxville / City Center
Tuesday, October 22, 5:30 p.m.
John T. O'Connor Senior Center
611 Winona Street

West Knoxville
Thursday, October 10, 6 p.m.
Arnstein Jewish Community Center
6800 Dean Hill Drive