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As part of the ongoing bicycle and pedestrian plan for the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO), a virtual workshop is being held to collect feedback from the community.

Building on the region’s strong commitment to planning and transportation options, the purpose of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is to guide the development of bicycle and pedestrian improvements over the next 20 years throughout the Kingsport Metropolitan Area. The plan will result in network recommendations to guide the development of sidewalks, bicycle paths, and trails in the Kingsport region going forward, as well as cost estimates, a phasing and implementation schedule, and supporting policy and program recommendations.

With support from its lead consultant, Gresham Smith, the agency is studying improving bicycle and pedestrian mobility and safety throughout the Kingsport Metropolitan Area. Typically, these meetings would be held in-person, but because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MTPO has decided to host this round of outreach virtually.

Residents may participate in two ways.

  1. A live virtual workshop will be held on Tuesday, December 8, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. A link to the meeting may be accessed on the Metro Transportation Planning’s Meetings & Notices page on the city website. 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 the MTPO’s website to provide their feedback via an online survey and interactive map. A recorded presentation providing an overview of the project and progress to date is also included.

The virtual public workshop will run from December 8, 2020 to January 8, 2021.  All questions and comments received will be reviewed by project staff and, where applicable, incorporated into the draft study recommendations.

Regular updates on the virtual workshop, and the project in general, may be accessed on the Kingsport MTPO Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Facebook page.

For persons with disabilities requiring special assistance, please contact the Kingsport MTPO at 423-229-9401.