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.
Statistic reported on September 7th, 2016
South Bound Traffic
51.8% traveling faster than 30 mph
North Bound Traffic
30.2% traveling faster than 30 mph
Most traveled time of the day
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.