Implementation of the 2009 Bicycle Plan is ongoing.
The City of Knoxville released the first-ever Bicycle Facilities Plan, with a prioritized project list. Mayor Rogero has included $1 million of funding for bicycle facilities in the 2015-2016 City of Knoxville budget. Bike lanes have been added to Cherokee Farms (UT) roads, Timothy/Knoxville Zoo Drive, Prosser Rd, Martin Luther King, N 6th, Henley St bridge, Joe Johnson Blvd, University Commons, W. Baxter, N 5th, and Jackson Ave (all in the City of Knoxville).
We conduct bicycle/pedestrian counts at 6-14 intersections in Knoxville twice a year. Counts can be viewed here. A camera and DVR is now used to conduct counts, so video can be viewed instead of having people in the field. Greenway counts are also being conducted via laser counters.
Bicycling Ambassadors receive training once a year, and new people are trained to become Ambassadors. They staff a bicycle program booth at various community festivals and events. They also provide "Sharing the Road with Bicyclists" training to every high school drivers education class in the region each semester.
The TPO sponsored 10 people to become League Certified Instructors in bike safety classes through intensive training by the League of American Bicyclists in March 2015. We unveiled a new slate of bike classes for 2015 and are just starting to promote them.