For Knoxville to reach its full potential, we can’t have streets full of potholes and broken and disconnected sidewalks.
As Mayor, I will use the experience I have gained on Council to make our response time to fixing our roads and infrastructure more efficient. I will harness new technologies to monitor road hazards and potholes, before they lead to 911 calls.
I want to reimagine how city government delivers basic infrastructure services with a street-by-street assessment that identifies neighborhoods with the most needs and prioritizes delivery of resources. In addition to fixing roads, this will include installing new sidewalks or repairing existing ones, and repairing our bridges.
In addition, to truly move Knoxville Forward we must have a high-quality transit system. We must make transit the easy choice, the right choice. There are currently more than 1,200 bus stops, but only 54 bus shelters. We need to add more shelters to help our riders and to raise the visibility of our public transportation system. As a frequent KAT passenger, I have been an advocate for the “Where’s My Bus?” app which will dramatically improve the experience for transit users. By adding shelters, increasing predictability, and making it easier to use, we can increase ridership substantially while reducing congestion and parking pressure.