University Pedestrian Mall, Knoxville

University Pedestrian Mall, Knoxville

The University Pedestrian Mall is a granite walkway that connects the Humanities Department with Hodges Library. The University constructed this pedestrian mall to create a more pedestrian-friendly campus and foster a sense of community. By repurposing a previously inaccessible section of a major avenue and adjacent open spaces, the University has established a green pedestrian core that connects several once-isolated areas of the campus. This connectivity enhances the feeling of belonging for students, faculty, and visitors alike.

The pedestrian mall stretches from the primary campus intersection, through high-traffic academic buildings and campus theaters, all the way to the dormitory area. The mall includes a central hilltop plaza, a casual amphitheater, a memorial plaza, a sculpture garden, enhanced pedestrian access to critical campus areas, an abundance of tree plantings, small pedestrian gathering areas with seating, improved site lighting, and new street furniture. This new pedestrian core for the campus is sure to create a more welcoming and enjoyable environment for all.

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Sight Name: University Pedestrian Mall
Sight Location: Knoxville, USA (See walking tours in Knoxville)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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