Signs posted for North Knoxville bicycle route

Signs posted for North Knoxville bicycle route

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Seventy-two signs are posted along the 7.4 mile bicycle route. (source: City of Knoxville) Seventy-two signs are posted along the 7.4 mile bicycle route. (source: City of Knoxville)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Officials with the City of Knoxville say the third of several planned signed bicycle routes is complete, with directional signs showing the way from downtown to the Fairmont/Emoriland neighborhood, and then to Harvest Park and Knoxville Center Mall.

Seventy-two signs are posted along the 7.4 mile route. The signs read "N. Knox" from downtown to Fairmont Boulevard and "Harvest Park" there to the end. There is also a signed offshoot leading to the mall.

City officials advise that because of the topography of North Knoxville, cyclists heading north can expect to climb some hills. An average cyclist should complete the route in 45 minutes, one way.

From downtown, the route runs up Gay Street through Emory Place to East 4th Avenue, then to Gill Avenue, up Hall of Fame Drive, and up North 6th Avenue to North Hills. It jogs along several neighborhood streets to Fairmont Boulevard, then heads east on Fairmont to Cross Valley Road, then takes Valley View Drive to Washington Pike.

The full map is available on the website of the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization.

A future signed route is planned through East Knoxville to Chilhowee Park and the Knoxville Zoo.

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