Sidewalk Study

Engineering Director

James R. Hagerman, P.E.
jhagerman@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2148

400 Main St., Suite 475
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.


WHAT WE'VE LEARNED SO FAR


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]


THE NEXT STEPS


City representatives and our engineering consultant will continue to gather data on sidewalk needs through a series of stakeholder meetings in July and will start GIS analysis and development of the plan in August.

The plan is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2019. 


CONTACT US


If you have additional questions or comments about the study, please call 311 or contact Jon Livengood at jlivengood@knoxvilletn.gov.


PROJECT ARCHIVES


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

LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

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 https://surveymonkey.com/r/knoxvillesidewalks.

Interactive Input Map
Check out the online interactive map at http://knoxvillesidewalkstudy.org 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.