Greenway Corridor Project Public Meeting Aug. 11

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Greenway Corridor Project Public Meeting Aug. 11

Posted: 07/13/2016
Mayor Madeline Rogero, City Council members, City Greenways Coordinator
Lori Goerlich, members of the City Greenways Commission and representatives
of Ross/Fowler will hold a Greenway Corridor Project public meeting on Aug. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the John T. O’Connor Center, 611 Winona St.
 
The detailed Greenway Corridor Feasibility and Assessment Project is being finalized by Ross/Fowler landscape architects and the City’s Greenways Commission. At a Thursday, Aug. 11, public meeting, Ross/Fowler will present its findings, and City officials will discuss the immediate opportunities in moving ahead with the most comprehensive greenways build-out plan in the City’s history.
 
The plan will address building connections in 13 different corridors. The new greenway connections will create a true transportation network that will allow people to walk or bicycle to get to work or school or other destinations, in addition to enjoying all the traditional healthy-lifestyle benefits of greenways.
 
Mayor Rogero and City Council have budgeted more than $3 million in the past three years for new greenway connections.
 
“We have some great segments in our greenway system, but many of them are disconnected,” Mayor Rogero said. “This comprehensive plan is a blueprint for turning those segments into a connected network. This will be a focal point of our investments in outdoor recreation and alternative transportation for the next 20 years.”
 
Anyone needing a disability accommodation should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Stephanie Cook, at scook@knoxvilletn.gov or 865-215-2034. For an English interpreter, contact the City Law Department at 865-215-2050.