City of Knoxville and Transportation Planning Organization Win Smart Growth Awards
The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announced today that efforts to better serve Knoxville’s mass transit needs and the City of Alcoa’s redevelopment efforts have helped the region win two nationally competitive awards. Read the press release >>
City of Alcoa Garners National Recognition for Planning Efforts
The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announced today that the City of Alcoa’s efforts to make their community a more walkable, attractive destination has helped the region win a national competitive award. Read the press release >>
Draft Documents Available for Greenway Plan
Review the proposed routes linking greenways in West Knoxville, West Knox County and Oak Ridge. Learn more >>
Presentations from TPO Complete Streets Workshop
The TPO's Aug. 12 Technical Committee meeting was followed by a workshop on Complete Street policy. Complete Streets are designed and operated to function safely for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, drivers, and people of all ages and abilities.
Dr. Caroline Cooley from Bike Walk Knoxville presented on her organization's collaboration with the City of Knoxville on a Complete Streets ordinance. Erin Gill from Knoxville's Office of Sustainability spoke about the City's process of creating a Complete Streets ordinance, which is under way. Two speakers from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Carrie Turner and Christy Smith, presented on the nuts and bolts of Complete Streets policies and offered support for other local governments in the region interested in pursuing such policies. They also shared guidance from the National Complete Streets Coalition on key elements of a Complete Streets policy.
TDOT Long-Range Transportation Plan
By 2040, Tennessee is projected to have an additional 2 million people and be the 15th most populous State in the country. With this growth will come increased economic and community development challenges as well as issues related to planning and accommodating future demand.
In response to this projected growth and demand, the Tennessee Department of Transportation wants your input on the development of Tennessee’s next 25-Year Long-Range Transportation Plan.