Knoxville Bicycle Map Revised

A new bicycle map for the City of Knoxville is available online and at many locations. This map was developed to assist residents and visitors in finding routes to shop, socialize, and go to work/school by bicycle. The map shows bike lanes and other facilities, as well as signed bike routes. The “comfortable” designation is based on low-to-medium traffic speeds & volumes along with other criteria.

Bicycle Racks Available Through Grant Program

The grant provides bike parking for any business or agency at just 20 percent of the actual cost, which is typically $20 for one rack. One rack holds two bicycles, is simple to install into concrete, and comes with tamperproof hardware to prevent theft. Racks are available in a variety of colors at no extra cost. There […]

Farewell To Jon

This is the first year the TPO had an Americorps member and it was a great success! Jon Sharp came to Knoxville after working for the City of Pittsburgh Department of Planning and teaching English in Madrid, Spain. His background in planning and passion for active transportation made him a perfect fit as the Community […]

Bike Month

It’s a month when we encourage everyone to rediscover the sheer, simple joys that come from riding bicycles. Bike Month motivates new riders and inspires experienced bicyclists. Half of people in the U.S. ride a bicycle every week in the summer months. Some of us bike hundreds of miles on major roads, many pedal through neighborhoods […]

Tour De Lights Improvements

We heard you! We asked for your input on the 2016 Tour de Lights via an online survey, and got more than 70 responses. Based on the comments and meetings with KPD, City Engineering and City Special Events, we’ve proposed some improvements for 2017. These include changes to the starting line-up process and to the […]

Wayfinding

Do you want some help finding the best bike route to your office, or any other destination?  Just send us an email and let us know your starting location and destination, and we’ll send you some suggested routes. We can even find a bike mentor to ride with you to try out the route. Read More

10th Annual Tour De Lights

Friday, December 16, marked the 10th annual Tour de Lights bike parade. More than 1,000 people, decked out in creative holiday attire for themselves and their bikes, joined in the ride. The annual event, now one of Knoxville’s favorite holiday traditions, is presented by the City of Knoxville and I Bike KNX. People of all ages formed […]

Community Outreach Assistant

Welcome to our new Americorps Member! Jon Sharp recently began working with the Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program where he will be assisting with several ongoing programs. He is here as an Americorps member, and will be working with the program and assisting other projects with the TPO and Smart Trips over the next year.  Jon […]

Biking With Your Kids

Cooler weather is upon us – which means it’s a great time to ride your bicycle! What better way to spend time with your family than by biking together? We’ve laid out some suggestions for how you can make the most of riding with your kids all year long! 1. Learn to Ride The first […]

Tips For Biking With Kids

Summer is upon us with long days and ample opportunities to spend more time outside with friends and family. What better way to spend time with your family this summer than by biking together? We’ve laid out some suggestions for how you can make the most of riding with your kids this summer and all […]