Bike Walk Knoxville is the local expert for bicycle and pedestrian safety and accessibility. We advocate for all ages and abilities in the community to have safe and accessible streets for walking and biking; thus working to build a more walkable, bikeable, and livable City. Through our advocacy programs, Bike Walk Knoxville works with communities to empower their voices for active transportation, with elected officials to enact smart policy changes, and with the Knoxville government to guide best practices in implementation. Advocacy is one of three sub-committees of the Bike Walk Knoxville Advisory Committee.
The Knoxville City Council meets every other week on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm. You can find more details and the meeting schedule here. The meetings are held in the Main Assembly Room of the City-County Building, 400 Main Street, and the public is welcome to attend. If you would like to view the City Council meetings online, you can do so here.
For information about engaging with the Knoxville City Council, please click here.
The Knox County Commission meets the fourth Monday of every month at 5:00 pm. You can find more details and the meeting schedule here. The meetings are held in the Large Assembly Room of the City-County Building, and the public is welcome to attend. If you would like to view the County Commission meetings online, you can do so here.
For information about engaging with the Knox County Commission, please click here.
At the Knoxville City Council meetings on November 30 and December 14, Bike Walk Knoxville was proud to advocate for several ordinances that will have a positive impact on traffic safety and micromobility in our community. We are thankful to each member of Council for their thoughtful consideration and discussion, and are excited to see these ordinances pass. Learn more about the first reading here! Learn more about the second reading here!
Bike Walk Knoxville is thrilled that City Council passed a Vision Zero resolution on October 19, 2021! This resolution is a significant milestone in bringing the number of fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways down to zero, and we are so proud of the Knoxville community for making this important commitment.
We look forward to collaborating with the City Council, Mayor Kincannon and her administration, City departments, and residents from our community to establish a Vision Zero Working Group. The purpose of this Working Group will be to generate a Vision Zero Action Plan that outlines strategies, targets, and timelines to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries on our roadways. The Working Group will also oversee implementation through collaborative engineering, enforcement, education, and policy-based efforts.
Vision Zero is a proven strategy to bring down the number of deaths and serious injuries on our streets. Bike Walk Knoxville would like to congratulate and thank the City Council, Mayor Kincannon and her administration for their support of Vision Zero and making the monumental commitment to bring the number of traffic fatalities and serious injuries down to zero. If you would like to stay informed about Vision Zero and the important work Bike Walk Knoxville is doing to make our community a safer place to walk and bike, follow us on social media and join our mailing list!