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
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 6 p.m.
Location: Community Room @ Pellissippi State Community College - Magnolia Avenue Campus
Join us at this discussion with local activists and educators on how communities can collaborate on building more walkable, bikeable places! Panelists for this event include Dr. Christopher Cherry, Tanisha Fitzgerald-Baker, and Bryan William Hill. There will be a Q&A session after the panelists conclude their talks. This is a public event that will take place in the Community Room at Pellissippi State - Magnolia Campus. Doors open at 5:30 PM, the event will start at 6:00 PM. Light refreshments will be provided.