Sidewalk Study

Engineering Director

James R. Hagerman, P.E.
(865) 215-2148

400 Main St., Suite 480
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901

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The City of Knoxville is undertaking a sidewalk study to guide public investment in a citywide pedestrian network. The study will identify solutions to exiting barriers to pedestrian travel and result in a prioritized list of needed sidewalk connections. Gresham Smith is the consultant on the project.


In June 2019, the City hosted a series of six public meeting open house workshops to gather feedback and introduce the goals of a 10-month sidewalk system study. Members of the public were asked to share their ideas on where Knoxville’s future sidewalks should go and identify barriers to pedestrian travel. In addition, an online survey and mapping tool was used to gather comments and suggestions from those who could not attend the meetings. Over 600 requests were made for sidewalks and roadway crossing improvements. These requests are shown in the map PDF below.
View map with requests [PDF]


City representatives and our engineering consultant will continue to gather data on sidewalk needs through a series of stakeholder meetings in July and will start GIS analysis and development of the plan in August. The plan is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2019. 


If you have additional questions or comments about the study, please call 311 or contact Jon Livengood at