Better Streets, Better Places: Community Event with Ian Lockwood

It’s no coincidence that we’re kicking off two full days of events with Ian Lockwood on July 27th, Take Your Pants for a Walk Day!

Join us as we learn how to create a more walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly community with Ian Lockwood of Toole Design Group. He is a nationally recognized transportation engineer who encourages communities and leaders to think differently about how streets work. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events and join us as we think about how our streets influence our neighborhoods and city!

July 27th

Public event: Ian will speak at the Small Assembly Room in the City County Building directly following the TPO’s Executive Board meeting. The meeting starts at 9 a.m., and Ian is expected to speak at 9:45 a.m.

Public event: Ian will speak in the Auditorium of the Knox County Health Department for this free community event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m. Afterwards, there will be social time and food trucks at Shulz Brau, which is just around the corner at 126 Bernard Ave. Check out the Facebook event here.

July 28th

By invitation only: There will be a small-group walking audit of a portion of Chapman Highway to discuss traffic safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and land use issues. There will be breakfast and a short presentation directly before the walk audit begins. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. at Flenniken Landing, 115 Flenniken Ave, and the walk audit will depart at 8 a.m.

By invitation only: Ian will speak at the Mobility Advisory Committee Meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Ijams Nature Center. He will share his thoughts on how to think differently about transportation projects and how to move people around the region. If you are a member of this committee and plan to attend, please RSVP.