City to host public workshops on sidewalk study

The City is hosting a series of open house workshops to gather feedback and introduce the goals of a 10-month sidewalk system study that will evaluate existing and future pedestrian needs, including sidewalks and crosswalks.

 

Members of the public will be able to share their ideas on where Knoxville’s future sidewalks should go and identify barriers to pedestrian travel.

 

“This study began this spring and will identify the most needed sidewalk connections for our citizens, whether they’re going to the library, the grocery store, a bus stop or to school,” said Jon Livengood, City Alternative Transportation Engineer. “These public workshops are an easy way for our community members to highlight the connections that are most useful for their walking needs.”

 

All City residents and any persons concerned with pedestrian safety in Knoxville are encouraged to attend the upcoming meetings and share their ideas.

 

Results of the study and workshop data will be used to create a citywide strategy for planning, developing and maintaining Knoxville’s pedestrian network.

 

The City will host six open houses over three nights, and attendees may arrive anytime and stay as long as they wish:

 

Thursday, June 13, 5-7 p.m.

Deane Hill Recreation Center, 7400 Deane Hill Drive

Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway

 

Wednesday, June 19, 5-7 p.m.

South-Doyle Middle School Library, 3900 Decatur Drive

Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail

 

Thursday, June 20, 5-7 p.m.

Christenberry Recreation Center, 931 Oglewood Ave.

Cumberland Estates Recreation Center, 4529 Silverhill Drive

 

“This important study will provide our Engineering Department with the information needed to develop the most beneficial sidewalk projects for our community,” Livengood said.

 

Gresham Smith is the consultant on the project.

 

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