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.
We can all agree that Knoxville should be a safe place to walk, bike, and live. Vision Zero knows that data is an important part of achieving this goal. However, we at Bike Walk Knoxville understand that police reports and regional crash data do not always show the full picture of the risks of walking and biking in our community. We need your help to make Knoxville safer.
We are collecting information from community members in Knox, Blount, Anderson, Loudon, and Sevier counties about collisions and near-miss incidents while walking or riding a bicycle from the past twelve months. By sharing these survey results with our partners at the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization, we can help Knoxville make better decisions to protect the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. Please take the survey below to share your experiences with us. Together, we can make Knoxville safer.
While the data is important, this opportunity is about more than just collecting data. We understand that community members are our strongest resource to create positive change in Knoxville, which is why we want to hear your stories in a narrative format as well.
Bryan Hill has lived in Knoxville for three years, and serves as the Vision Zero Committee Chair for Bike Walk Knoxville. In 2007, Bryan was commuting home on his bicycle when he was struck from behind by an intoxicated driver going 35 miles per hour. The collision shattered the tibia in Bryan’s right leg and resulted in severe injuries and a dramatic loss of blood. After several surgeries and months of recovery, Bryan was able to walk again and over the course of the next year got back on his bike. The situation helped transform Bryan into an amazing activist for the Vision Zero cause, because he does not want anyone else to have to experience what he went through.
If you, like Bryan and so many others, have an experience you’d like to share with us, please send your story to our Executive Director, Lindsey Kimble, at firstname.lastname@example.org. By sharing our stories, as well as our concerns and our hopes, we can raise awareness for this monumental issue and be a part of making Knoxville a better place for everyone to walk, bike, and live.
Thank you for being a part of this important process, and for supporting the work we do at Bike Walk Knoxville.
Bike Walk Knoxville was excited to announce that Bike Walk Tennessee hosted their annual Tennessee Bike Walk Summit virtually on Friday, September 25th! The Virtual Summit offered presentations from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Department of Health. Please visit the Bike Walk Tennessee page to learn more about the Summit and watch the recorded version!
Vision Zero is a campaign with the goal of eliminating deaths and serious injuries on our roadways. Vision Zero begins with a political commitment. To join the scores of cities across the U.S. in this movement, a Mayor must publicly commit to a Vision Zero campaign and develop a Vision Zero Action Plan with a clear time frame. To be effective, the campaign must engage a broad range of city departments – including police, transportation and public health – with the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways.
Bike Walk Knoxville fully endorses and will support a Vision Zero Knoxville campaign to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our roadways. We urge our political leadership to commit to a plan and address this pressing issue in our community.
Please indicate your support of a Vision Zero Knoxville campaign by signing the petition below.
Upcoming Events - Save the Dates
Smart Cycling Course
Saturday, March 20, 2021
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
League Instructor Certification Seminar
April 23-25, 2021
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