The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), is currently updating the region’s long-term transportation plan to help maintain and improve our quality of life.
That plan is called Mobility Plan 2045, and we’re updating it for two reasons. First, it allows us to receive federal money for transportation projects in our region. Second, it ensures that we’re making the best long-term decisions for our residents, employers, and visitors.
Mobility Plan 2045 looks 25 years into the future, determining what we need now in anticipation of what we will need then.
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Congestion, Safety and ITS
There are nearly 9,000 miles of roadways in the TPO planning area. This section looks at which roads in the region currently cause drivers to experience delay, how to make crashes preventable, and technology that makes the existing transportation system more efficient.
Mobility and Health
Though most people in our region travel by car, we know that our residents need and want more transportation options. The three primary alternatives to personal vehicles in the Knoxville region are walking, biking, and public transit. This section looks at how these modes can help improve our health, cut air pollution, and reduce the cost of transportation in a sustainable way.
Land Use and Development
The way our communities are designed and built impacts how we travel to, from and within them. This presentation looks at how our transportation system is linked to the way our region is developed.
Environmental Justice and Equity
One goal of the Mobility Plan 2045 is to ensure that everyone in our region has access to benefits like quality jobs, adequate healthcare, education services, and daily needs like healthy food and affordable housing. This section looks at how we aim to provide equal access to opportunities within our region using transportation.
Economic Development, Tourism, Freight and Goods Movement
This section looks at our region’s economy, including industry, tourism, and the infrastructure needed to support freight systems. In the future, we want to ensure that the improvements we make encourage cohesive development of our communities and infrastructure.