Bike Walk Knoxville works to improve biking and walking opportunities in the Knoxville community. We work to make sure all ages and abilities in the community have safe and accessible streets for walking and biking.


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Updates

July 2, 2024 - Knox County Commission Candidate Survey

Looking forward to the 2024 Knox County General Election, Bike Walk Knoxville wanted to give all Knox County Commission candidates the opportunity to share their thoughts, concerns, and hopes for biking and walking in our community with voters. We know our community cares about feeling safe on our streets, and so we understand how important this information is. We hope you’ll consider the candidates’ responses to our Active Transportation survey as you prepare to vote in the upcoming election.

All candidates were given the opportunity to respond to our Active Transportation Survey. Responses are shown as they were provided.

Read the candidate responses!

May 19, 2024 - Open Streets Knoxville

Our 2024 Open Streets Knoxville event was a success! On Sunday, May 19th, we came together in Happy Holler on North Central Street and Emory Place with thousands of neighbors from across the Knoxville community. For our 11th event, we were thrilled to return to the site of the first-ever Open Streets Knoxville event in 2015. We also welcomed Cattywampus Puppet Council back to Open Streets for the first time since 2017, and their puppet parade and block party made the event even more fun! Thank you to everyone who joined us and thanks especially to our fantastic activity providers, businesses on the route, food vendors, and performers who helped make it an unforgettable afternoon!

April 18, 2024 - Walk with Elected Officials

On Thursday, April 18, Bike Walk Knoxville staff and volunteers were joined by folks from across the Knoxville community for a Walk with Elected Officials in the Marble City, Pond Gap, Sutherland Heights, and Kingston Pike-Sequoyah Hills neighborhoods. Two members of City Council attended, Lauren Rider (District 4) and Charles Thomas (District 5), as well as Board of Education member Kat Bike (District 4). Several candidates for local office also participated - Charles Frazier (Knox County Commission - District 1), Garrett Holt (Knox County Commission - District 4), Matthew Park (Knox County Commission - District 9), and Patricia Fontenot-Ridley (Knox County School Board - District 3). We would also like to thank Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) Board member Dustin Durham, representatives of the City of Knoxville Greenways Commission, and members of staff from the City of Knoxville for walking with us, sharing their expertise and listening to community concerns. Read the report to learn more about what we discussed on the walk!

Read the tour report!


Upcoming Events

An Author Event with Megan Kimble (Author of City Limits: Infrastructure, Inequality, And The Future Of America's Highways)
Thursday, August 22 - 6:00 pm
Union Ave Books


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