Nashville is dropping the speed limit by 5 mph in several parts of the city. It's part of the mayor's Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic-related deaths. Metro Public Works has already started changing the road signs and posted on their Instagram:
MPW crews continue to change speed limit signs from 30 mph ➡ 25 mph around the city and are currently working in Zones 2 & 9. So far, our crews have changed over 2,253 signs.
To learn more about where we are working and what our crews have completed, visit SpeedLimitReduction.Nashville.gov.
The speed changes will take place in zones 2 and 9 (circled in red).
Committing to Vision Zero requires the following strategies:
- Building and sustaining leadership, collaboration, and accountability – especially among a diverse group of stakeholders to include transportation professionals, policymakers, public health officials, police, and community members;
- Collecting, analyzing, and using data to understand trends and potential disproportionate impacts of traffic deaths on certain populations;
- Prioritizing equity and community engagement;
- Managing speed to safe levels; and
- Setting a timeline to achieve zero traffic deaths and serious injuries, which brings urgency and accountability, and ensuring transparency on progress and challenges.