Local Group Needs your Help Calming Traffic Hotspot

The Traffic Summit hopes to address and improve mobility challenges in the Green Hills area.

The Traffic Summit hopes to address and improve mobility challenges in the Green Hills area.

While the number of vehicles travelling Hillsboro Pike, through Green Hills, continues to climb–roughly 30,000 each day, according to state data – the roads are also getting worse. Traffic on Abbott Martin Road and Lone Oak Road, for example, is at an all-time high.

The tension over development-provoked congestion has led one advocacy group to take action.

On Saturday, February 25, the Alliance for Green Hills will present its inaugural Transportation Summit from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The purpose of the Summit is twofold: first, to examine current transportation patterns across the Green Hills area, and second, to focus on plans and projects that address traffic issues.

This ideas will come from results of a transportation survey conducted by the Alliance which resulted in over 950 responses.

“For many Nashvillians, when they think about Green Hills, they think about traffic,” President of the Alliance for Green Hills Ed Cole said.

He said the program will feature experts from the office of Mayor Megan Barry as well as Metro and state transportation organizations.

“We believe if we bring the right people together, Green Hills can be an example of innovative transportation solutions in Nashville. The Summit will build on previous efforts and serve as a good step in that direction,” Cole said.

The event will take place at Lipscomb University’s Stowe Hall, and is free and open to the public.

Similar traffic-talks across the city are expected to occur in late February and early March. The Nashville MTA and the nMotion team will hold meetings to discuss mobility along five of Davidson County’s highest volume pikes, including Charlotte and Dickerson.

To learn more about the Alliance’s efforts and contribute questions to the summit, please visit the website at www.all4greenhills.com, or email allforgreenhills@gmail.com