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As part of the ongoing bicycle and pedestrian plan for the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO), a virtual public hearing is being held to provide an update on development and to collect feedback from the community.

“We are looking for our local citizens for valuable feedback and ideas,” stated MTPO Administrator Bill Albright. “We need our community to make this plan a success.”

With support from its lead consultant Gresham Smith, the agency is studying improving bicycle and pedestrian mobility and safety, including additional bike links and sidewalks, throughout the Kingsport Metropolitan Area. The goal of the plan is to improve non-motorized travel throughout the area in an efficient and safe manner.

Due to the ongoing, though improving, public health situation, the MTPO has decided to host the second round of outreach online.

Residents may participate in two ways.

  1. A live virtual workshop will be held on April 8, 2021, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  A link to the meeting may be accessed at https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/kmtpo/meetings-notices/.  The workshop will consist of a live presentation followed by a question-and-answer period.
  2. An asynchronous virtual workshop is also being provided. Residents are encouraged to visit https://wikimapping.com/Kingsport-MTPO-Bicycle-and-Pedestrian-Plan.html to provide their feedback via an interactive map. A recorded presentation providing an overview of the project and progress to date will also be included.

The virtual public workshop will run from April 8 to April 23.  All questions and comments received will be reviewed by project staff and, where applicable, incorporated into the draft study recommendations.

The plan is being conducted in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Federal Transit Administration, and local jurisdictions within the MTPO area. This includes Gate City, Weber City, Church Hill, Mount Carmel, northern Washington County, western Sullivan County, and the City of Kingsport.

For persons with disabilities requiring special assistance, please contact the Kingsport MTPO at 423.229.9401.