Alternative Transportation Coordinator
|New Bicycle Plans
|Four years ago, the City only had about 5 miles of designated bike lanes. But from 2013 through this year, that total has been increased to 13 miles of bike lanes and 2.4 miles of buffered bike lanes – a tripling of the number of miles of bicycle infrastructure to 15.4 miles.
Four new bicycle infrastructure projects totaling another 2.5 miles are being planned - and the City is asking for input from residents, bicyclists and motorists.
The four projects (Chapman Hwy., Middlebrook Pk., Woodland Ave., and Adair Dr.) were detailed at a Dec. 8 public meeting. Public comments will be accepted through Jan. 6 and suggestions from the public will be used in finalizing the best design options.
View New Concept Designs [PDF]
Take the Survey - Deadline Jan. 6
Public Works Service Center
3131 Morris Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37909
The Knoxville Bicycle Facilities Plan was developed in 2015 to assist in advancing
Knoxville as a city where biking is safe, convenient, and a desirable mode of
transportation for residents and visitors. The City understands that biking is a key component of a diverse transportation network, promoting healthy lifestyles and making its streets more vibrant and attractive. For people to choose biking over other modes of transportation, facilities must be provided that are safe, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing, while also connecting logical desire lines between recognized origins and destinations. A hierarchy of bicycle facilities must be planned, designed, and implemented that provide access and mobility to all users, regardless of age or ability,
allowing for a more personable travel experience, patronage of businesses, and the pursuit of active, healthy lifestyles.
The Knoxville Bicycle Facilities Plan was a collaborative effort of the City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO). The Plan is intended to provide a framework of physical infrastructure improvements to make Knoxville a safer and more comfortable place to bicycle for both recreation and transportation.
Click here to view the finalized report for the 2015 Bicycle Facilities Plan [PDF].
Click here to view the appendix of the 2015 Bicycle Facilities Plan [PDF]
, which contains maps of proposed projects and a list of all the recommended projects.
In 2014, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the City of Knoxville with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award for the second time - and offered the City some suggestions to further promote bicycling in Knoxville.
Click here to view the League of American Bicyclists suggestions [PDF].
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