Sidewalk Study

Engineering Director

W. Harold Cannon, Jr., P.E.
[email protected]
(865) 215-2148

400 Main St., Suite 475
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901

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Sidewalk Study Draft


KNOXVILLE SIDEWALK STUDY

The purpose of the Knoxville Sidewalk Study is to provide a clear direction for sidewalk infrastructure in the City of Knoxville, ensuring that residents and visitors are able to walk or use a mobility device in a safe and comfortable manner. To this end, the study includes a comprehensive inventory of the existing sidewalk network, an inclusive public and stakeholder outreach and engagement effort, and a deliberate analysis of priorities.

The study establishes a framework that can inform sidewalk investment in the city going forward and help the city identify both short- and long-term investment priorities.

Draft Executive Summary [PDF]

Draft Sidewalk Study [PDF] (268 pages, 47MB in file size)

If you have additional questions or comments about the study, please call 311 or contact Jon Livengood at [email protected].



PROJECT ARCHIVES


SIDEWALKS, ROADWAY CROSSING REQUESTS


In June 2019, the City hosted a series of six public meeting open house workshops to gather feedback and introduce the goals of a 10-month sidewalk system study. Members of the public were asked to share their ideas on where Knoxville’s future sidewalks should go and identify barriers to pedestrian travel. In addition, an online survey and mapping tool was used to gather comments and suggestions from those who could not attend the meetings.

Over 600 requests were made for sidewalks and roadway crossing improvements. These requests are shown in the map PDF below.
View map with requests [PDF]

PUBLIC MEETINGS


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

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, 2019 from 5-7 p.m.

• Deane Hill Recreation Center, 7400 Deane Hill Drive
• Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway
Sidewalks Goals Board [PDF]
Sidewalks Options Board [PDF]

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 5-7 p.m.
• South-Doyle Middle School Library, 3900 Decatur Drive
• Larry Cox Senior Center, 3109 Ocoee Trail

Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 5-7 p.m.
• Christenberry Recreation Center, 931 Oglewood Ave.
• Cumberland Estates Recreation Center, 4529 Silverhill Drive