Tennessean: Here is a climate friendly, cost-effective plan to reduce traffic congestion | Opinion

It’s a challenge, but the same political will we dedicate to supporting our region’s growth plan can be harnessed to solve our traffic problems.

"It's not rocket science. We all know what happens.  However, we don’t seem to realize that what is true for the micro environment in your garage is just as true for our macro environment, Earth."

Mark Cleveland frames the conversation around addressing congestion in Tennessee using immediately available options that lawmakers could leverage today.


Strategies he discusses include:

  • HOV lanes
  • Charging the right price for on-street parking
  • Implementing a Metro ordinance requiring all employers create a policy and plan for commute trip reduction
  • Banning drive-through windows


Read the full details for these strategies in Mark's article in the Tennessean >