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Open Streets Knoxville




Open Streets Knoxville brings together community groups and local businesses, giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to walk, ride bikes, hula hoop, and much more - all in a setting that is fun and safe! More than a street festival, Open Streets Knoxville gives residents an opportunity to explore their neighborhood and local businesses in a safe, fun, and family-friendly way. Participants can enjoy being physically active and visiting local businesses by foot or on bike. It encourages the use of active transportation and healthy living, and has a goal of giving residents an opportunity to rethink our streets as public space.

Open Streets will be back in the street on Sunday, May 19th from 2-6pm.  Sutherland Ave. from N. Bellemeade Ave. to Division St. will be closed to car traffic.  Mark your calendar and tell your family and friends; don't miss out!

Our vision is to host two events each year, partnering with different neighborhoods (this is getting to be more of a challenge, as the routes we are able to use are limited).  The goal is to have at least a one mile route on Knoxville streets closed to traffic. Each event typically averages 5,000 people.  Bike Walk Knoxville has in kind support from the City of Knoxville and funding from a Knoxville Community Agency Grant, as well as other community sponsors that help defray the substantial costs of twice yearly Open Streets Knoxville events.

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Check out this video to learn about the Open Streets movement: