Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program
"The Knoxville Regional Bicycle Plan envisions a convenient, efficient transportation system where people can bike safely to all destinations."
One of the best things about bicycling is it’s something you can do today that will make a difference. Bicycling to work or the store means taking personal responsibility for improving your health and saving money, but also helps our community and our country. More people on bicycles mean safer streets, healthier people, cleaner air and more livable communities.
The Bicycle Program strives to integrate bicycling into the transportation system. The program works with citizens and governments within Knox, Blount, Anderson, Roane, Sevier and Loudon counties to implement the 2009 Regional Bicycle Plan. The program is housed within the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) and staffed by a Bicycle Coordinator.
Tour de Lights 2013
The 7th annual bike ride is coming up Thursday, December 12 at 7 p.m. The event starts on Market Square and tours historic neighborhoods. This year, for the first time, the streets will be completely closed to motor vehicles, making the ride more like the parade of lights and costumes it has become! Thanks to our generous presenting sponsor, Downtown Knoxville! More info >>
Do you want to have a voice on bicycle issues in the Knoxville Region? There are a few openings on our Bicycle Advisory Committee. See the new BAC Handbook for details on what the BAC does and what the expectations are for members.
Potential Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects
The "Find It, Fund It" chart indicates potential eligibility for pedestrian and bicycle projects under federal highway and transit programs. In each case there are specific requirements that must be met within eligibility criteria and eligibility will be determined on a case-by-case basis. The table has been updated for the new transportation law, MAP-21. And look out for an interactive version coming soon. Created by Advocacy Advance, a partnership of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and the League of American Bicyclists to boost local and state bicycle and pedestrian advocacy efforts.
Partners working to improve bicycling
We've developed a chart that explains who is working on or has
influence on bicycle issues in our region. The chart also gives a
summary of the role of each partner. It is exciting to see all the
pieces working together!
I Bike KNX helmet stickers
Sharing the road is a two-way street—we must show respect for the law
and other road users in order to get respect from motorists. Take the
I Bike KNX safe biking pledge and get free bike and helmet stickers.