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  Vision Zero
  In 2021, City Council unanimously resolved to endorse a Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries on Knoxville’s streets. Vision Zero aligns with the City’s focus on public safety, connectivity, and equitable mobility. By using a comprehensive approach that brings together road design, public education, and law enforcement, we can prevent life-altering crashes.
Visit KnoxvilleTN.gov/VisionZero for more info.
Alternative Transportation Coordinator
Jon Livengood
[email protected]

Public Works Service Center
3131 Morris Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37909

The Knoxville Bicycle Facilities Plan was developed in 2015 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.
View the finalized report for the 2015 Bicycle Facilities Plan [PDF].

The appendix of the 2015 Bicycle Facilities Plan contains maps of proposed projects and a list of all the recommended projects.
View the appendix of the 2015 Bicycle Facilities Plan [PDF]


Bike lanes are swept on regular intervals throughout from spring through fall. If a bike lane is in need of sweeping between the scheduled sweeping intervals, please call 311 or 865-215-4311 to report the location needing swept. Requests can also be made through the My Knoxville Mobile App or through the online request form.


In 2023, The League of American Bicyclists recertified the City of Knoxville as a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community. The report card, showing a summary of how this certification was scored, along with suggestions for improvement, can be found here. This certification is valid until 2027.

The City was also assessed by People for Bikes in their annual City Rating. The City's scorecard can be found here.


The City currently has numerous projects being designed and under construction. Please see the City's Capital Improvement Project list for information on all current projects.

In 2023, the City converted the existing bike lanes on Council Place (0.2 miles) and N. Broadway (0.35 miles) to protected bike lanes by adding vertical separation to the painted buffer. An article about the N. Broadway improvements can be found here.

In 2021, the City installed its first protected bike lane on East Hill Viaduct (0.1 miles).