Tour de Lights

celebrates 12th year!

More than 1,000 people participate in this fun, free 5-mile bike parade through downtown, 4th & Gill and Old North Knoxville. Many spectators watch along the route. Participants decorate their bikes and themselves to try to win one of the coveted awards. More details on our website

The TPO bids farewell to Kelley Segars

Kelley has spearheaded many significant initiatives in her 17 years with the TPO. She established and continued to expand I Bike KNX, the regional bicycle program, and the Smart Trips program. During her tenure with us, she has served as section director of the Tennessee chapter of American Planning Association, and coordinated a joint conference of the TN chapters of the APA, Institute of Transportation Engineers, and American Society of Landscape Architects. She also played a significant role in expanding the outreach and community engagement of the TPO, including for the most recent Mobility Plan.

 

Please join us in wishing her well. You can see her farewell message here.

Welcome to our new AmeriCorps member

The TPO, I Bike KNX and Smart Trips will all benefit from the addition of our newest AmeriCorps Intern. Hannah Kitterman, a recent UT-Knoxville graduate, joined us in August and is already hard at work!

Bike Month

Join the Movement!

May! A month when we encourage everyone to rediscover the sheer, simple joys that come from riding bicycles. No matter what kind of bike or where you ride, there are lots of ways that you can participate - community rides, Bike to Work Day, discounts at businesses, and so much more!

Bikeshare launches in Knoxville

Pace bike share launched Feb 1st in Knoxville, making 200 smart bikes available for residents, students and visitors to get a bicycle using their smartphones. Pace features a first-of-its-kind dockless bike share model that blends predictability and convenience for riders while preserving order and safety for communities. People can rent and return bikes from any of Pace’s 20 dedicated bike parking stations or from any public bike rack. An app shows the real-time locations of all bikes available to rent. Read on for more details.

Welcome, Susan Shin!

Welcome to our new AmeriCorps member, Susan Shin. Susan looks forward to working at MPC, assisting with community outreach related to transportation and planning issues. She will also manage the bicycle and pedestrian count and Bicycling Ambassadors programs. Read the full article for more details!

2017 Tour de Lights

Fun and festive for all

The 11th annual Tour de Lights, presented by City of Knoxville and I Bike KNX, was incredible! More than 1,000 people participated in this fun, free bike parade through downtown, 4th & Gill and Old North Knoxville. Thanks to our sponsors: Graphic Creations, Mast General Store, Three Rivers Market and the Epilepsy Foundation of East TN. For winners and photos from the event, check out the full article.

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. More details in the article, including where to find the map.

Bicycle Racks Available Through Grant Program

I Bike KNX, a program of the Knoxville Regional Transportation Organization, has installed more than 700 bicycle racks since starting its Bicycle Rack Grant Program in 2004. Any private business, public agency, or non-profit organization located in Knox, Blount, Anderson, Jefferson, Loudon or Sevier County is eligible for this program.

FAREWELL TO JON

This is the first year the TPO had an Americorps member and it was a great success! During the past year, Jon managed the Bicycling Ambassadors programs, served as Volunteer Coordinator for two Open Streets Knoxville events, conducted and reported on bicycle and pedestrian counts, and participated in outreach events for Mobility 2040.

Americorps members are known for their work ethic, and Jon proved that to be true. We’re so appreciative of all his hard work and contributions during his time here! 

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