How Active Knox Started
Bike Walk Knoxville served as a member of the National Association of Counties (NACo) formed with a technical assistance grant from NACo with a goal to improve the built environment for active transportation in Knox County. The NACo team educates different audiences on the benefits of walkable, connected communities. The NACo team created a video that summarizes our efforts:
What is Active Knox?
Once the NACo grant ended, the team transitioned to Active Knox, which launched in August 2016. Active Knox was formed as a result of the Community Health Improvement Plan. The goal of Active Knox is to increase active transportation and recreation by advocating for policies with implementation that improve connectivity for walking, biking, and transit. The Active Knox team has developed an Action Plan to increase access to sidewalks, greenways, and parks in Knox County. The team reports to the Knox County Community Health Council. Dr. Caroline Cooley, President of Bike Walk Knoxville is the chair of this team that is comprised of multiple community partners. This team partners with other like-minded organizations and has been hosting a Walkability Speaker Series.
Active Knox Speaker Series
Check back with us soon for details about upcoming presentations for the Active Knox Speaker Series!
The Active Knox Speaker Series picked up for 2021 on April 29 with a presentation from Angie Schmitt, author of Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America. Watch the recorded version here!
The Series continued on May 25 with a presentation from Anthony Taylor of Slow Roll Twin Cities, which you can learn more about here. Check out the Active Knox YouTube channel for highlights, featuring Jalonda from Black Girls Do Bike: Knoxville and De'Ossie with Alliance House.