Push to make Nashville’s roads safer by lowering overall speed limits

Growth in and around Nashville means more and more bicyclists and pedestrians.

But recent data shows the number of pedestrian deaths in the Metro area are on the rise.

An ordinance set for a second reading in Metro Council would lower the speed limit on residential roads from 30 to 25 miles per hour.

Adding those collector and arterial roads in the county is part of the long term plan, Kern said.

The goal is to reduce the speed limits of those thoroughfares from 40 to 30 miles per hour.