Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Dear friends and supporters of walking and biking in Tennessee, we are once again in an all-points alert due to the Transportation Reauthorization efforts to remove dedicated federal funding for walking and biking. Action lerts are coming from League of American Bicyclists, Alliance for Walking and Biking, America Walks, Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation and the effort below from Peopleforbikes.org. Please follow the links in the message below and take action to let your Senators Corker and Alexander know your feelings around the "Paul Amendment." This is one of those times that everyone can do something easy to make a difference.
Thanks, Pat Clements, President, Bike Walk Tennessee
This video explains the problem better than anything else I have seen.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Click here for League Announcement
By focusing its resources Tennessee's Department of Transportation could lead in bicycle and pedestrian policy planning for the coming years. A proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee would be critical in producing document and guide such as VDOT's Bicycle Policy Plan.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Update on bicycle news in the Knoxville area:
1754 driver’s education students instructed for spring and fall semesters 2011.
Starting January 2011, all public high school driver’s ed students in Knox and Blount counties have been instructed on bicycle/ motorist rules of the road. The curriculum, developed by Paige and Mike Winck, is taught by bicyclists who are involved with the Knoxville Bicycle Program. The program has been enthusiastically supported by the driver’s ed teachers and schools.
Greenway official opening: The newest Greenway in the Knoxville area, Papermill Bluff, was officially opened by city officials on September 29. It is almost a mile in length, parallels Interstate 40, and connects to the existing Weisgarber Greenway. For further details, go to www.ci.knoxville.tn.us
Legacy Parks is hosting a fund raising luncheon Friday, October 14, 2011. Governor Haslam will be the guest speaker . “ Legacy Parks Foundation works collaboratively with organizations and governmental agencies in Knox County and the east Tennessee region to expand parks, trails, and greenways as well as preserve open space and promote recreational oppurtunities.” Tickets for the event and further information can be found at www.legacyparks.org
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and go on a bike ride or hike.