Alternative Transportation Coordinator
1400 Loraine Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921
The City's professional design consultants, Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. and Toole Design Group are developing a Bicycle Facilities Plan for the City of Knoxville. The plan will identify a bikeway network, including on- and off-road facilities, focused on improving the accessibility, safety and convenience of traveling by bicycle. The consultants, with input from staff and the Bicycle Plan Steering Committee, will prioritize the list of projects required to develop the network. These projects will be sorted into immediate, short-term, mid-term, and long-term. The consultants will also develop more detailed information ("project cut sheets") on various types of projects and for projects that have significant barriers to implementation.
There will be two public meetings. During the May 21, 2014 public meeting, the consultants reviewed the purpose of the plan, preliminary recommendations, and upcoming milestones. More than 50 attendees analyzed and offered comments on maps and project lists. More than 60 people also submitted comments via an online survey.
The second public meeting will present a map of the overall bikeway network and the prioritized project list. This meeting is expected to occur in October.
The Plan is expected to be complete by late October 2014.