City seeks public input on vehicle-free Gay Street pilot

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The City of Knoxville is asking for public input about its pilot project to open the 400 block of Gay Street to pedestrians on four weekends in November and December.

On Nov. 10-11, Nov. 17-18, Dec. 8-9. and Dec. 15-16, the City of Knoxville closed the 400 block of Gay Street to cars between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. to create a vehicle-free public space. Mayor Indya Kincannon said the project created another community space and pointed out how other cities, such as Paris, New York, Nashville, and New Orleans have turned some of their streets back into safe places for pedestrians.


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