TPO and MPC recently participated in PARK(ing) Day, held on September 19, 2018. The Knoxville event was organized by a local group, and nearly 50 organizations reserved parking spots along Gay Street, transforming them into parklets for the day.
Public Review and Comment for: Proposed Mobilty Plan 2040 and FY 2017-2020 TIP Amendments with Air Quality Conformity Determination
The TPO is initiating a 30-day public review and comment period from September 24, 2018 to October 24, 2018 for proposed amendments to the 2040 Mobility Plan and the Fiscal Years 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). These amendments required an updated air quality conformity determination, which is also made available for public review.
The TPO prioritizes working with the public to develop transportation plans and programs.
Significant public outreach results in greater community support for plans that help achieve the region’s goals for the future. The TPO's Outreach Plan serves as a working tool for TPO staff to refer to with each new plan to ensure that adequate public notice is given and the community is engaged throughout the project. A draft of this plan was first made available for comment in April 2018. An updated draft of the plan, appendices, and a summary of changes can be found below. Adoption of this plan is anticipated at the regularly scheduled Executive Board Meeting on September 26, 2018.
In 2017, Smart Growth America and its National Complete Streets Coalition awarded a partnership of Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville – along with their respective Metropolitan Planning Organizations – with a Complete Streets Consortium workshop series. A report on the findings and recommended next steps is now available.
MPC and the City of Knoxville, in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, are developing a prioritized list of improvements for the Chapman Highway Corridor that serve the needs of residents and others traveling by car, bike, bus and on foot. The study focuses on a 6.2 mile segment from the Henley Street Bridge to Mountain Grove Drive, just past John Sevier Highway.
The conversation topics that arose from Ben’s presentations included walkability, affordable housing, financing for mixed-use projects, and the changing demographics of the region.
The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) recently released a series of infographics showing trends in local traffic crashes involving people walking and bicycling. The data used to create these visuals was collected over a five year period and includes a total of 1,440 crashes from seven area law enforcement agencies.