Neighborhood Traffic Safety

Neighborhood Coordinator

Debbie Sharp
[email protected]
(865) 215-3232

400 Main St., Room 546
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Mayor speaking on Save Lives with 25 Save Lives with 25 In December 2021, City Council voted to reduce the speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour on any street where a specific speed limit is not posted. This change will go in effect on July 1, 2022.

The City of Knoxville's Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program (NTSP) has been put on a pause.  The program has been more popular than the city could have imagined, and therefore we did not anticipate the funding needs. 

Those groups that are in the queue will keep moving through the program. Those groups that are currently on the waiting list will be notified as soon as there is funding to support more projects.  For now, there is no longer a waiting list. 

The city is taking a comprehensive look at the program and working to make improvements that are sustainable for the near future.  Please check back in early 2025 to see if we are ready to publish our new program process. 


The NTSP was developed by Transportation Engineering, the Knoxville Police Department, and Office of Neighborhood Empowerment in response to numerous concerns and complaints voiced by citizens who witnessed speeding vehicles in their neighborhoods. 

An early draft of the Program Guide was released in May of 2016. City staff took comments via email, phone, public meetings, and an online survey. Here are these comments, minus names and identifying information:
Comments Received Via Email [PDF]
Online Survey Comments, Part 1 [PDF]
Online Survey Comments, Part 2 [PDF]
Public Meeting Comments [PDF]

Here is the City's response to representative comments and questions selected from the above documents.