Bicycle Facilities Plan

Engineering Director

James R. Hagerman, P.E.
(865) 215-2148

400 Main St., Suite 480
P.O. Box 1631
Knoxville, TN 37901

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Alternative Transportation Coordinator
Jon Livengood

1400 Loraine Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37921

The Knoxville Bicycle Facilities Plan has been developed to assist in advancing Knoxville as a city where biking is safe, convenient, and a desirable mode of transportation for residents and visitors. The City understands that biking is a key component of a diverse transportation network, promoting healthy lifestyles and making its streets more vibrant and attractive. For people to choose biking over other modes of transportation, facilities must be provided that are safe, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing, while also connecting logical desire lines between recognized origins and destinations. A hierarchy of bicycle facilities must be planned, designed, and implemented that provide access and mobility to all users, regardless of age or ability, allowing for a more personable travel experience, patronage of businesses, and the pursuit of active, healthy lifestyles.

The Knoxville Bicycle Facilities Plan was a collaborative effort of the City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO). The Plan is intended to provide a framework of physical infrastructure improvements to make Knoxville a safer and more comfortable place to bicycle for both recreation and transportation.

Click here to view the finalized report for the Bicycle Facilities Plan.

Click here to view the appendix of the Bicycle Facilities Plan, which contains maps of proposed projects and a list of all the recommended projects.

In 2014, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the City of Knoxville with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award for the second time - and offered the City some suggestions to further promote bicycling in Knoxville.

Click here to view the League of American Bicyclists suggestions.