Knoxville hosts bike summit

City of Knoxville officials will present the finalized Bicycle Facilities Plan at a public meeting to be held Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street. The plan identifies the improvements that could develop a system of connected bike corridors, including on- and off-road facilities, that is focused on improving the accessibility, safety and convenience of traveling by bicycle.

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Knoxville city planners will present a map of the proposed corridor enhancements and the priority list of more than 100 projects including new bike lanes or other safety accommodations, to be designed to account for traffic flow and road conditions, at a public meeting in April. Photo by Celebrate Knoxville.

In addition, Knoxville is hosting the TN Bike Summit April 23 – 24, 2015. This event is a chance for the Knox area community to discuss how to build safe roads, strong communities, and a Tennessee where everyone is able to enjoy the benefits of bicycling and walking.

The keynote speakers for the Bike Summit are Gil Penalosa and Martha Roskowski, both of whom were featured speakers at the international Pro Walk/Pro Bike/Pro Place conference in 2014.