ORIOLE PLACE ROAD SAFETY & TRAFFIC CONTROL
- Nashville Metro Public Works Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program
- United States of America
HELP US KEEP OUR FAMILIES AND PROPERTY SAFE FROM THE DANGEROUS ROAD & TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ON ORIOLE PLACE!
JUSTIFICATIONS FOR OUR REQUEST
1) Our road, at the widest point, is 21 feet wide and 756 feet long. The width measurement is the total width of the road, including the very minimal 6” of pavement on either side that separates our yards from the road. This means that our road is the minimum allowable width, 10’ for each lane.
2) We have no shoulder, no sidewalk and no curb = No protection
3) Our homes have a minimum setback from the street of 40 feet, with most homes being roughly 55 feet away from the street. This means that we have shallow front yards with very limited space. So, when a driver loses control of a vehicle, they are very likely to damage our personal property, e.i. homes, parked vehicles, mailboxes, etc.
4) We have a large number of children that live on our street. Oriole Place is home to roughly 25 small children who are unable to enjoy their own driveways or front yards.
5) We have an elementary school bus stop in the middle of our street. Many vehicles started driving around the bus while it was letting children on/off, so the bus driver had to start parking the bus in the middle of the street to impede any vehicle from speeding around it.
6) It is unsafe to check our mailboxes. Several instances have occurred and people have almost been struck by an oncoming vehicle while checking their mailbox. These individuals have had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck in the middle of the day.
7) We have a great deal of pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians use Oriole Place as a shortcut to David Lipscomb, a shortcut to Hillsboro/Richard Jones and as part of their neighborhood walking route. High school track teams regularly use our street during their running practice, in addition to, people walking to and from Metro Bus Stops located on Shackleford/Oriole and Richard Jones/Lone Oak.
8) We have no signage for our school bus stop.
9) Several of us have had our mailboxes hit by a reckless vehicle and they had to be completely replaced.
10) Our trash and recycling cans located at the edge of our driveways for pickup, are hit by vehicles on a regular basis.
11) We are a very short street with only 28 houses.
12) We are terrified to allow our children to play in our front yards or driveways.
13) We have had a significant increase in crime and attempted theft with the steady increase in the number of vehicles that travel our street.
14) The sharp curve at the Richard Jones/Oriole transition somehow incites drivers to speed recklessly around the corner and then proceed to drive at high speeds down the remainder of the street. Drivers are treating Oriole like a race track.
15) We have a Free Little Library on our street.
16) We have trouble getting into and out of our driveways with vehicles impatiently speeding around or in front of our vehicles.
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We, the undersigned residents and friends of Oriole Place, do hereby petition the Metro Nashville Public Works, and respectfully request making the following change(s) in road safety and traffic control on Oriole Place.
By signing this petition, the signatory affirms that she/he is authorized to do so and thereby bind the owner(s) of the respective parcel to the effect of this petition.
Provide a lasting and dynamic solution to accompany the changes/improvements that have already been implemented. These solutions are listed below in order of popularity, as voted on by residents of Oriole Place who chose to participate in the previous neighborhood meetings.
A. Restore our street back to a dead-end with the preferred “end” being on the Shackleford (south bound) end of the street
B. Converting our street to a ‘cul-de-sac’ with the end of the street and “turn around area” being on the Richard Jones (north bound) end
C. Converting our street to a one-way going north bound (towards Richard Jones) with the traffic lane in the middle of the road and a pedestrian lane on one side and a bike lane on the other
D. Having several speed humps installed
The ORIOLE PLACE ROAD SAFETY & TRAFFIC CONTROL petition to Nashville Metro Public Works Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program was written by Oriole Place Residents & Association and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.