Biking

Bicycling is a great way to get around town. It saves money, improves air quality and is good exercise. It’s an easy way to make exercise a part of your daily life. Bike to work full- or part-time and, of course, as the weather permits. You can also earn points for biking to meetings, the grocery store, social events, while running errands, and more! Remember: bikes have a legal right to be on the road.

Did you opt to bike instead of drive today? Don’t forget to log your trip and earn points!

Tennessee Bicycle Laws

In Tennessee, a bicycle has the legal status of a vehicle.  This means that bicyclists have full rights and responsibilities on the roadway and are subject to the regulations governing the operation of a motor vehicle.

Find out more about the Tennessee Bicycle Laws.

Thinking about Biking to Work?

Pick a safe route. When selecting your route, consider road construction, heavy traffic, crime problem areas, dogs, hills and whether or not the streets have a bike lane or shoulder.

Knoxville Bikeability Map

Check out this bicycling map designed by the Knoxville Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) that rates roads within the city and county of Knoxville based on traffic volume, speed, and availability of shoulders or wider lanes.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Crashes – 2019 Update

TPO also gathered data on bicycle and pedestrian crashes in Knox and surrounding counties over the last few years. TPO was then able to translate that data into a map showing the location and severity of the crashes. You might want to consider these locations when planning your trip, and also know that this information helps local leaders find solutions. After identifying a high number of crashes caused by motorists failing to yield when turning, the City of Knoxville banned right turns on red at the intersection of Cumberland Ave. and Melrose Place.

Bike and Ped Crash Map

Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program

I Bike KNX

I BIKE KNX promotes bicycling as part of the overall transportation system. Request a safe place for your bike at work. If your employer doesn’t have bike parking, contact the Bicycle Parking Program.
Helpful links from the Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program:

Email the Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program for more information