Techniques We’ve Tried
Metro & Oriole Place have implemented the following techniques starting in january 2016
Signed Petition by Oriole Place Residents
Mass Circulation of the Oriole Place Road Safety & Traffic Control Packets
Oriole Place Road Safety & Traffic Control Packets have been mailed to 85 members of the Nashville city government, community interest groups and neighbors since September 2018. The packets include all of the supporting information on this website, as well as, copies of every petition signed by Oriole Place residents.
Traffic Statistics Reported on 9/7/16
South Bound Traffic—926 vehicles with 51.8% traveling faster than 30 mph
North Bound Traffic —411 vehicles with 30.2% traveling faster than 30 mph
Most traveled time of day—12PM
In 2016, Oriole Place had an average of 1,337 vehicles traveling on our street in 24 hours. 45.2% of those vehicles were traveling faster than the 30 mph speed limit
speed limit trailers
Portable speed trailers visually display a vehicles’ real-time speed, as well as, the speed limit. These devices may be effective in reducing speeds and increasing awareness of local speed limits. Portable speed trailers are most effective when they flash “SLOW DOWN”, flash a bright white light that mimic a photo speed camera or a blue and red light that mimic a police car when drivers are traveling too fast. These speed trailers have the capability to collect traffic count, direction of travel, time of travel and speed data, which can be used to identify the most dangerous traffic conditions.
Residents have personally invested in and posted ‘SLOW DOWN’ and ‘CHILDREN AT PLAY’ signs along Oriole Place. The residents have also placed a total of 8 ‘SAFTEY SAMS’ on the street, which were all stolen twice. Again, they were stolen TWICE.
Reckless drivers have been flagged down and stopped by residents. Oriole Place residents have done this for the safety of themselves and their families while in their front yards.
Police officers with radar guns have patrolled the street due to speeding and safety concerns.
traffic calming requests
The residents have previously submitted multiple Traffic Calming Requests.
The residents have previously submitted multiple Sidewalk Requests.
Emails and conversations
Multiple emails and conversations between Oriole Place Residents and:
Metro Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program
Mack Rutledge, Metro Traffic Commission
Sgt. Michelle Coker, Community Coordinator, Midtown Hill’s Precinct
Russ Pulley, District 25 Council Member
Jason Radinger, Metro Sidewalk and Bicycle Lanes Commission
Recent Improvements made to Oriole place
Oriole Place speed limit was lowered from 30 MPH down to 25 MPH at the end of 2018
One additional speed limit sign was added
The pavement was resurfaced in July 2019. The new pavement is void of the yellow center lines and ‘25 MPH’ is stamped on the pavement in both the north bound lane and south bound lane