Walkability Advocate Returns to Knoxville

Nationally renowned advocate for walkability and health Mark Fenton returns to Knoxville on Friday, April 8, for a walkability workshop and walk audit. 

At the Friday morning walkability workshop at Knoxville Station Transit Center, Fenton will engage an invited regional audience in a discussion of the impact of pedestrian infrastructure on the health and economy of a city. In the audience will be elected and appointed officials from around the Knoxville region, as well as local government staff and walkability advocates.

Following the workshop, Fenton will lead workshop attendees on a “walk audit,” in which he will lead the group around the Civic Coliseum and Hall of Fame Drive areas to strategize pedestrian improvements that would encourage more walkability and business development.

The TPO, along with the City of Knoxville and the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission, are sponsoring the walkability workshop.