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Posted on: September 17, 2021

City Engineer Michele Emerson talks ‘Speed Cushions’ on “The Insider”

Speed Cushions With City Engineer  Michele Emerson

Effectively Slowing down traffic in pedestrian-sensitive areas is a growing concern of some Murfreesboro neighborhoods. City Engineer Michele Emerson discusses the Speed Cushion Pilot Program on the latest edition of “The Insider.”


Emerson was named City Engineer in July after serving four years in the Engineering Division, including Assistant City Engineer and Project Engineer. 


Listen to “The Insider” at beginning Sunday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. “The Insider,” the City’s official podcast, is also available for viewing on Murfreesboro CityTV and YouTube


This edition of Insider features: 


  • An update on the status of the Speed Cushion Pilot Program on Alexander Blvd. 
  • The cost of Speed Cushions and how it is funded by the City  
  • Traffic Calming devices under the City Design Guidelines 
  • How roadways are considered for Traffic Calming 
  • The number of requests for Speed Cushions 
  • The next step in the Speed Cushion analysis including a presentation before the City Council  


For more information on the Murfreesboro Engineering Department, visit  or call 615-893-6441, Ext. 1627. 


This latest edition of “The Insider” is available via Podbean, Spotify, Apple Podcast and “Amazon Music/Audible.”  Podcasts can be accessed on the City of Murfreesboro’s website. Just click the “Podcast” icon link on the bottom of the homepage under “Connect With Us” then click the latest episode or listen to previous podcasts.

“The Insider,” hosted by Mike Browning, originates from City Hall, and is produced by award-winning producer Michael Nevills. 


Murfreesboro CityTV can be found on Comcast Channel 3 and 1094, AT&T U-verse channel 99, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, YouTube, and the City website


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