Complete Streets

There is a workshop coming up this week that will be of interest to LHHA members concerned about safely walking, biking and running in our neighborhood:

City Council Schedules Workshop on “Complete Streets”: Knoxville City Council will hold a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 27, in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building, to explore the concept of “complete streets.”   Caroline Cooley and Monika Miller from the group “Bike Walk Knoxville” (http://bwknox.org/) will explain “complete streets” and offer their views on why Knoxville would benefit from having a Complete Streets ordinance.   In a nutshell, Complete Streets policies require that street projects are designed to accommodate all users, including drivers, pedestrians, transit users, bicyclists, and people of all ages and abilities. Councilman Mark Campen requested this workshop.   City Council typically sets aside time at the end of every workshop to hear citizen views on the topic of the workshop.

Bike/Walk Knoxville is a relatively new organization in our metropolitan area that may also be of interest. See http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bf7aa6533987617f921eda254&id=64297086cb&e=b70d50218d

Theresa Pepin, Chair, Greenway and Trails Committee

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