Knox County Tennessee

Safe Routes to School

The Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership works to make it safer, easier and more fun for kids to walk and bike to school.

Safe Routes to School in Knox County is making a difference because:

Watch the videos below for a few tips to ensure children are walking to school safely.

The Knoxville-Knox County Safe Routes to School Partnership can provide technical assistance, education and resources for schools and families. Please visit Bike Walk Knox's website to request more information on safe routes in your school's community. If you have any further questions regarding the Knox County Health Department’s involvement in the SRTS Partnership, contact Kinsey Simmerman at 865-215-5610 or For more information about Safe Routes in general, visit the National Center for Safe Routes to School.

Have Questions?
Call: 865-215-5555

Need to report a public
health emergency?

Call 865-215-5093

On the first Wednesday of every month, all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location (140 Dameron Ave.) will open at 11 a.m. and the West Clinic (1028 Old Cedar Bluff) will open at 11:30 a.m.

Clinics will also open at 10:30 a.m. (Main location) and 11 a.m. (West Clinic) on the following Wednesdays: April 17 and July 17. All other offices will open at 8 a.m.