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TRAFFIC CALMING POLICY REVIEW
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After studying the material on this web site, please provide your views, concerns and ideas about the future of traffic calming in Knoxville.
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In recent years, the City of Knoxville utilized two broad categories of methods to control neighborhood traffic and address residents' safety concerns. Physical or traffic calming devices were installed from 2006 through 2008. Efforts known as "education and enforcement" were employed from 2009 to the present.

Physical devices included speed humps, traffic circles, and medians while "education and enforcement" efforts include installation of residential 25 mph signs, rumble strips at major neighborhood access points and additional police enforcement of speeding laws.

Costs for designing and installing physical devices are significantly higher than education and enforcement measures -- one of the reasons the City discontinued this part of the program in 2008.

In gearing up for a review of its traffic calming policy, the Rogero Administration wanted to know how satisfied city residents were with the approach used in their neighborhoods. Did residents perceive one approach to be more effective than the other?

To find out, the City retained the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation at the University of Tennessee's College of Social Work to poll randomly selected citizens in the affected neighborhoods. See the results of this research.

Here is a list of the neighborhoods from which residents were randomly sampled:

Neighborhoods that received physical devices
Cassell Drive
Crystal Lake Drive
Forest Glen
Forest Heights
Fourth and Gill (one intersection)
Kingston Woods
North Hills
Old North Knoxville
Westmoreland Estates
Westwood

Neighborhoods that received "Education and Enforcement"
Alice Bell / Spring Hill
April Drive
Buffat Trace
Cecil & Brown Avenues
Chilhowee Park
Colonial Village
Craig Road
Crestpark Road
Deane Hill
Delrose Drive
Dewine Circle
Edgewood Park
Fair View
Fairmont-Emoriland
Fort Sanders
Fourth & Gill
Harrill Hills
Horton Road
Island Home
Lake Forest
Landmark (city & county)
Lantana Lane
Locust Hill
Lonsdale
Meadowview Road
Mechanicsville
Millertown Extension
Montgomery Village
Oakwood Lincoln Park
Old Sevier
Parkridge
Peltier Road
Prospect Place
Scottish Pike
Sidebrook Avenue
Smithwood
Timbercrest
Top of the Ridge
Tower Heights
Vestal
Westmoreland Hills
Westview
Wilson / Fern / Castle / McDonald
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