Open Streets, Spring 2016

The second Open Streets Knoxville event could not have ordered a more perfect day. With sunshine and temperatures in the sixties and low seventies, it was picture perfect. This time around was different for everyone – more time and distance – and for me, it was very different because I wasn’t flying solo like the […]

Open Streets Knoxville Returns This Spring

As intimated last fall, Open Streets will return to Knoxville this spring and the route will be similar to, though a bit different from the last run. Last October’s event was a success by any measure, with about 3,400 Knoxville citizens taking to the one-mile stretch of Central Street from the Old City to Happy […]

Knoxville Gets Its Move On: Open Streets 2015

It felt a little weird at first, didn’t it? I think maybe more so for those of us who are often pedestrians. Walking on a sidewalk and being very cautious when walking in the street are critical at a primal survival level. It’s hard to unlearn something that hard-wired, even if only for a few […]

“Open Streets” Comes to Knoxville in October!

Clearly, there were many of us who were taken with the idea of Gil Penalosa’s Ciclovia: The City of Knoxville and Bike Walk Knoxville have spearheaded an effort that will bring an “Open Streets” event to Knoxville in October. A great share of the thanks goes to Mayor Rogero for her commitment to what is […]

Complete Streets

I’ve heard the term “complete streets” thrown about, including recently by the Urban Land Institute panel. Shortly after their visit city council scheduled a vote about “complete streets.” I found a couple of links that helped, like this one from Smart Growth America¬†and this one from Streetswiki. I also found a photo album of images […]