St. Patrick’s Day “Paint It Green” Bike Lanes Press Conference Mar. 17

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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St. Patrick’s Day “Paint It Green” Bike Lanes Press Conference Mar. 17

Posted: 03/16/2016
Mayor Rogero, Chief Rausch and City Engineering and Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization staff will hold a St. Patrick’s Day “Paint It Green” press conference to announce a new initiative that uses green painted bicycle lanes on City streets to highlight potential areas of conflict between bicycles and vehicles on the road. 

The event will be held on March 17 at 4 p.m. at the Gay Street Bridge and Council Place intersection.

At the press conference, City officials will explain how drivers and bicyclists can use these new green lanes as a guide for navigating roadways in which vehicles and bicycles cross paths most frequently.

There also will be an announcement of other intersections that will be receiving these green lanes in the near future.

The green bike lane on Council Place is the second of its kind in Knoxville so far, the other being at the intersection of University Commons Way and Joe Johnson Drive. 

The practice of painting green bicycle lanes – being adopted by cities nationwide as the use of alternative transportation trends upward – has been laid out in the City’s Bicycle Facilities Plan, developed last year.