Sidewalk Study

Engineering Director

James R. Hagerman, P.E.
(865) 215-2148

400 Main St., Suite 480
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901

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The City of Knoxville is undertaking a sidewalk study to guide public investment in a citywide pedestrian network. The study will identify solutions to exiting barriers to pedestrian travel and result in a prioritized list of needed sidewalk connections. Gresham Smith is the consultant on the project.


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

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


Thursday, June 13, 2019
Sidewalks Goals Board [PDF]
Sidewalks Options Board [PDF]


Input Map imageShare your opinion with us through the community survey or work with our interactive map to select exact areas for new sidewalks or areas that need sidewalk improvements.

Community Survey
Provide your feedback on the sidewalk system in Knoxville by filling out the community survey at

Interactive Input Map
Check out the online interactive map at and let us know the exact location you think new sidewalks should go or where new crossing improvements are needed. You can watch a video here on how to use the map or once you are in the input map just visit the About & Help area at the top.


Check here for summary information from the feedback received through the online survey and public meetings.


If you have additional questions or comments about the study, please contact Jon Livengood with the City of Knoxville at 865-215-6100 or