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.
On Thursday, October 19, Bike Walk Knoxville was proud to be joined by neighbors from across Knoxville for a Walk with Elected Officials in West Hills. Two members of City Council walked with us, Vice Mayor Andrew Roberto (Second District) and Seema Singh (Third District), as well as two candidates for City Council, Debbie Helsley (running for City Council At-Large Seat B) and R. Bentley Marlow (running for City Council At-Large Seat B). We were also joined by Knox County Board of Education member Katherine Bike (Fourth District), and Bearden Middle School Executive Principal Michael Toth and West Hills Elementary Principal Dr. Kristen Jackson. Lastly, we would like to recognize all the members of staff from the City of Knoxville and Knox County who came out to walk with us to share their expertise and listen to community concerns. Read the report to learn more about what we discussed on the walk!
As a part of our work to make the Knoxville region a better place to bike and walk for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, Bike Walk Knoxville wants to make sure that voters in our community have the opportunity to hear from candidates for local elected offices about issues related to active transportation. Looking forward to the 2023 City of Knoxville Primary Election, we sent a survey to all candidates for Knoxville City Council and Mayor of Knoxville. We encourage you to read the responses, and make your voice heard by voting!
Bike Walk Knoxville is proud to have served on the City of Knoxville Vision Zero Vision Zero Steering Committee to help develop the City of Knoxville Vision Zero Action Plan. The City is committed to eliminating deaths and serious injuries on our streets, and the Action Plan outlines strategies to help guide the implementation efforts of the City and its partners to improve safety in Knoxville.
Bike Walk Knoxville is thrilled to announce that the 2023 Tennessee Bike Walk Summit, hosted by Bike Walk Tennessee, will be held November 16-17 in Knoxville, Tennessee! On Thursday, November 16, there will be a bike ride around Knoxville and a networking social. The Summit will take place at the University of Tennessee Conference Center on Friday, November 17. We will continue to focus on biking and walking at the Summit, building on a commitment to creating streets that are safe and inviting for all people. We believe that our communities are stronger and more economically vibrant when people walk and bike, and we support a bright future for our great state. The Summit is an incredible opportunity to network and learn, and we hope you'll join us!
Bike Walk Knoxville is proud to have served on the Knoxville TPO Safety Task Force to help develop the Regional Roadway Safety Action Plan. The Regional Roadway Safety Action Plan takes a Safe Systems approach, using data, local expertise, and public feedback to find the locations where people are most at risk of experiencing a crash that results in a fatal or serious injury and then identifying projects and programs that address those risks. We look forward to the implementation of this plan, and to reaching the goal of zero deaths or serious injuries on our roadways.
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