Bicycle/Pedestrian Friendly Driver Training
In 2020, Bike Walk Knoxville received a grant from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) to begin developing a Bicycle/Pedestrian Friendly Driver Training program. This program, inspired by others taught across the country in communities like Fort Collins, Colorado and Little Rock, Arkansas, provides drivers with everything they need to share the road safely with active transportation users. We have provided this valuable training to over 250 drivers across Knoxville, through partnerships with organizations such as the City of Knoxville Public Service Department, Knoxville Area Transit, Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee Transit, Knox County Schools Transportation Department, Knoxville Police Department, and more. The program increases knowledge and awareness about laws, infrastructure, and best practices for drivers sharing the roadway with cyclists, pedestrians, and more - program participants consistently demonstrate improvement in education on these subjects. The training is a fantastic opportunity for community groups such as neighborhood organizations, businesses with employees who operate company vehicles, and anyone interested in learning more about being a part of making our streets safer for everyone.
If you know of an organization that could benefit from our training, please reach out to our Advocacy Director, Zoe Scott, at [email protected] to learn more and discuss organizing a training.