Smart Trips Program Offers Options to City Parking Changes

As of July 1, 2016, several changes related to garage and street parking took effect in certain parts of Knoxville. With a focus on downtown and Fort Sanders, the City and Public Building Authority (PBA) are increasing enforcement, adjusting rates, and installing new meters. With all of this, monthly parking fees for garage parking will see a slight increase, most meters will have slightly higher fees and now include Saturdays, and there will be more officers to police these changes.

Bike Month Success

May was National Bike Month, and Knoxville’s participation showed how eager the community is to continue growing its bike culture. There were activities throughout the month with various events, rides, and classes that celebrated all kinds of people who ride bicycles. Bike rodeos were held in Maryville and Knoxville, encouraging children to learn the rules of the road, bike safety checks, and bike handling skills. The Ride of Silence on May 18 honored bicyclists who have been injured or killed by motor vehicles. The final celebration for the month was Bike to Work Day, which fell on May 19 for ORNL and June 3 for Knoxville (rescheduled from May due to forecasted bad weather). It was Knoxville’s 16th annual event.Smart Trips Awards were also given that morning, with some people winning challenges for the month and others receiving recognition for their commitment over the last five years. See full article for more details.

Open Streets Knoxville heads to Bearden!

 

Bike Walk Knoxville is happy to announce that Open Streets is headed west! The first two Open Streets Knoxville were a tremendous success, with thousands enjoying the free games, activities, and demo classes in the street. This time, Open Streets will be in the Bearden area, along a stretch of Sutherland and all of Homberg. 

Sunday, October 9
2 - 6 p.m.

More than 80 activity providers will be on hand, along with dancing troupes and musicians. You can play rent a bicycle, have your child learn to ride without training wheels, try Acro, try a yoga class, and so much more! 

Details on the website.




Sunday, October 9
2 - 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 9
2 - 6 p.m.

Bike Month!

Celebrate the joy of bicycling

May! 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. There are tons of rides, events, and classes happening in May. Our new Bike Month challenges offer you the chance to win prizes!

TN Bike Summit

The 2016 TN Bike Summit on April 22-23 in Chattanooga, TN will feature presentations and workshops focussed on three broad topics: Public Health, Bicycle Tourism, and Infrastructure and Policy. Our keynote lineup features nationally renowned speakers from across the country, and the breakout presentations will feature transportation professionals, officials, and advocates from across all sectors of Tennessee's bicycling ecosystem.

Bike classes for all

Whether you haven’t been on a bike in years, only ride on greenways, or never learned to bike, we have a class for you! Our Open House–style instruction allows you to choose from any of our classes. Bring your kids and your friends —all to the same class!

Thousands Play in the Streets at Inaugural Open Streets Knoxville

The first Open Streets Knoxville was a hit! Thousands of people strolled, wheeled or danced their way up and down a mile of Central Street on Sunday, October 25th.

Open Streets Knoxville Event Planned for October

On Sunday, Oct. 25, Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way through town at the first ever Open Streets Knoxville event. A 1-mile stretch of Central Street, connecting Happy Holler to Emory Place and the Old City, will be closed to all motorized traffic, allowing revelers a day of shopping, playing, exercising and socializing all on foot or two wheels.

National Bike Challenge

The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists and encouraging new riders. You can log miles ridden for recreation and transportation. Challenge yourself, your colleagues and the greater community to ride more. Users compete on local, state and national levels. The Challenge aims to unite 75,000 riders to pedal 35 million miles from May 1, 2015 until September 30, 2015.

bike to work day

We celebrated National Bike to Work Day with a free breakfast and awards on Market Square with more than 60 people attending! All day on May 15th, bike commuters could stop by participating businesses in the region for free coffee and other goodies. More info>>

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