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.
Bike to Work Day
Thanks to everyone who joined us for biscuits and coffee on their way to work this morning. And a special thanks to Mayor Rogero for presenting the awards! SEE THE PHOTOS!
- Best Dressed: Wes Breitenbach
Runner Up: Jason Carpenter
- Most Professionally Dressed: Nate Pollesch
- Most Originally Dressed: Ben Epperson and daughter
- Best 4-Legged Friend: Blake, Rachel, and Asher Terry
Bike to Work Day Prize Winners
Congratulations to the winners of our Bike to Work Day prizes: Greg Alldredge, Henry Carver, Elle Colquitt, Scott Conger, and Chuck Weber. They won prizes donated by Biketopia, Greenlee's and Harper's bike shops, just by logging their bike commutes with Smart Trips.
I Bike KNX Festival
The rainy weather didn't keep participants from having fun at the 3rd annual I Bike KNX Festival on Market Square on Sunday, May 5. While the Neighborhood Bike Ride had to be cancelled for the first time in its 13 year history, the festival went on. The MUSE hosted a jewelry-making center with bike parts, as well as a table where groups worked together to make art pieces out of old bike parts. Several local bike shops and Knoxville Hardcourt Bike Polo were on hand as well. Photos from the festival can be found on our Facebook page.
May is Bike Month
May. A month when we encourage everyone to rediscover their bikes and the sheer, simple joys that come from riding. Bike Month motivates new riders and inspires experienced cyclists. Every day, at least 11 million Americans will bicycle. Some will ride on major roads, many on neighborhood streets, others on dirt. A few will pedal 100 miles, while others will roll a few blocks. Events, classes, and rides on the Bike Month website.
It’s a bike ride and a class all in one! This free 1 -hour ride will teach you where to ride on the road, how to negotiate intersections, and other tips to make you more confident biking in traffic.
Bring your bicycle, helmet and some water. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 18
Meet at the corner of Gay St. and Union Ave.
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.