Techniques we’ve tried

The Oriole Place Residents have been working closely with Metro Sidewalk and Bicycle Lanes Commission, the Community Coordinator, Midtown Hill’s Police Precinct, Metro Traffic Commission and our Council Member since January, 2016.

In 2016 Oriole Place had an average of 1,337 vehicles every 24 hours with 45.2% traveling faster than 30 mph.

In 2016 Oriole Place had an average of 1,337 vehicles every 24 hours with 45.2% traveling faster than 30 mph.


traffic study

Statistic reported on September 7th, 2016

South Bound Traffic

  • 926 vehicles

  • 51.8% traveling faster than 30 mph

North Bound Traffic

  • 411 vehicles

  • 30.2% traveling faster than 30 mph

Most traveled time of the day

  • 12 pm

In 2016 Oriole Place had

  • An average of 1,337 vehicles traveling on our street in 24 hours

  • 45.2% traveling faster than 30 mph


speed limit trailer

Portable speed trailers visually display drivers’ real-time speeds compared to 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 the trailer flashes “SLOW DOWN” or flashes a bright white light that mimics a photo speed camera or a blue and red light that mimics a police car when drivers are moving too fast. Some speed trailers have the capability to collect traffic count data and speed data throughout the day, which can be used to identify the most dangerous traffic times when more enforcement is needed.


signage

Posting ‘SLOW DOWN’ and ‘CHILDREN AT PLAY’ signs along Oriole Place. The residents have placed a total of 8 ‘SAFTEY SAMS’ on the street, which were all stolen twice.


Stopping Drivers

Reckless drivers have been flagged down and stopped. Residents have done this for the safety of themselves and their families while playing in the front yards.


Metro Police

Police officers with radar guns have been posted to the street due to speeding and safety concerns.


traffic calming requests

The residents have previously submitted Traffic Calming Requests.


Sidewalk requests

The residents have previously submitted Sidewalk Requests.


Emails and conversations

Multiple exchanges and conversations between residents and;

Mark 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.