Savannah City Council forms traffic calming committee

Published: Jul. 7, 2016 at 9:03 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Traffic calming efforts in Savannah have stalled for roughly six years.

So, in an effort to get the ball rolling on several projects, council members will be working with a traffic calming committee, giving that group more leeway and oversight when it comes to calming projects.

Alderman Julian Miller said traffic calming was one of the top issues he encountered while campaigning for the city's 4th District seat.

Miller said traffic calming affects neighborhoods all over the city's jurisdiction.

Traffic calming has been the topic of numerous town hall meetings in the past, but many still feel there is a lot of work to be done.

Council members agreed to rework some of the language in the agreement with the traffic calming committee during Thursday's work session, and that will be voted on as soon as the next council meeting.

"Basically it gives the traffic calming committee a bit more oversight and ability to handle complaints and concerns, and bring things forward that it didn't have now," Miller said.

The traffic calming committee is made up of citizens from each district in Savannah.

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