Advocacy

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.


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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!

Click here to learn more about Bike Walk Knoxville's stance on e-scooters on greenways.