. . To improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities in your home town the first place to start is with a plan and design. In a recent survey of Tennessee cities Bike Walk Tennessee found only about 5% had any form of Bicycle and Pedestrian plan for their community.
. . Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (FABB) in consultation with the Virginia (VDOT) and Fairfax County departments of transportation have prepared an award-winning new guide that outlines ways bicycling proponents can get involved in the process of designing, approving, building, and retrofitting roads to accommodate bicycling. Although geared for Virginia, many of the ideas contained in the report could be applied to Tennessee.
. . Their 28-page Guide to Reviewing Public Road Design and Bicycling Accommodations for Virginia Bicycling Advocates simplifies and streamlines the confusing road design process with easy-to-follow flow charts, handy check lists and explanations that make sense to folks who don't have a masters degree in urban planning.