Hundreds gather for ‘Open Streets Knoxville’

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Hundreds of people came together Sunday afternoon for Open Streets Knoxville.

Those who attended were invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town.

The event covered Magnolia Avenue, Randolph Street, North Chestnut Street and a small loop going into East Depot Avenue.

Open Streets Knoxville promotes healthy living, local businesses and sustainable transportation in cities. Event organizers say they had two successful events in 2016, with an average attendance of 5,000 people.

“We’ve been hitting every vendor and everyone’s been so great.  We got all kinds of cool swag.  I did not know this was such a neat event and i’m looking forward to the next one,” said attendee Cheri Perry.

Open Streets Knoxville was hosted by Bike Walk Knoxville with support from the City of Knoxville, Knoxville Regional TPO, Visit Knoxville and Knox County.

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