Slow Streets

The Proposal: In residential neighborhoods, comprehensively implement speed humps to calm traffic and discourage cut-throughs from busier thoroughfares.

The Vision: Calm neighborhood streets are safe for everyone — residents and visitors, pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers, kids and the elderly.

Modeled After: Detroit’s citywide effort to install speed humps on neighborhood streets and Boston’s Neighborhood Slow Streets Program

Proof of Concept: The streets of South Louisville’s Beechmont neighborhood are wide and long, a design pattern that invites unsafe driving speeds. We propose adding speed humps to each of the neighborhood streets between Southern Pkwy and Taylor Blvd.