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Riders' Input Sought as Planners Finalize Designs for 4 Bicycle Infrastructure Projects 
Buffered bike lanes on Council Place off Sevier Avenue

Four years ago, the City only had about 5 miles of designated bike lanes. But from 2013 through this year, that total has been increased to 13 miles of bike lanes and 2.4 miles of buffered bike lanes – a tripling of the number of miles of bicycle infrastructure to 15.4 miles.

Four new bicycle bicycle infrastructure projects totaling another 2.5 miles are being planned - and the City is asking for input from residents, bicyclists and motorists.

The four projects were detailed at a Dec. 8 public meeting. Click HERE to view the concept designs.

To participate in a survey about the projects, please click HERE.

Public comments will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 6. Suggestions from the public will be used in finalizing the best design options.

Meanwhile, the four bicycle infrastructure projects, when completed, will provide important links that connect existing bike lanes, destinations and/or greenways. Those projects are:

• Chapman Highway, between Woodlawn Pike/Fort Dickerson and the Henley Bridge. This project may also include improvements to the existing bike lanes on the bridge. It’s a key connection between downtown and several South Knoxville neighborhoods and destinations.

• Middlebrook Pike, between Proctor Street and Western Avenue/University Avenue. This will connect the existing bike lanes on University Avenue with the Middlebrook Pike greenway – extending an east-west bike route.

• Woodland Avenue, between Broadway and existing bike lanes on Woodland. This connection also will tie into the new First Creek Greenway extension to be constructed next year.

• Adair Drive, linking to Old Broadway. It will provide a safer route for bicyclists trying to bypass the heavily congested section of North Broadway at the Interstate 640 interchange.

Posted by evreeland On 16 December, 2016 at 2:46 PM