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Shed the monster.

Riding your bike solves problems.

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Believe in bikes

The world needs more people on bicycles and more greenways, bike lanes and bike highways that connect people.

Help save the world. Ride a bike!

From your friendly biking librarian.

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Library system lets you check out bicycles using your library card

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This first ever summit for the southeast region of the U. S. will be in Chattanooga, TN April 20-21.

“This first-of-its-kind conference in the Southeast will bring together transportation and tourism officials from states across the region, as well as local stakeholders from the Greater Chattanooga area. The goal of the Summit is to share best practices for developing, designating, and promoting bicycle route networks and to begin articulating a broader vision for the role of bicycle tourism in the Southeast.”

The Tennessee Bicycle Summit will be April 22-23 also in Chattanooga.

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Bicycle travel is fun and sustainable.

Try commuting short distances first.  Maybe just 1 or 2 miles, then add a few miles each time you ride.  You might just discover that sometimes riding a bicycle is more efficient than driving a car and can also be more fun.

Some suggestions for starting to bike commute:

  • To work. — If it is too far, try driving part way or combining it with mass transit.
  • To school.
  • To the grocery store.
  • To a coffee shop.
  • For a lunchtime biking picnic adventure.
  • After work, park the car and go dinner by bike.
  • Bicycling is a great way to learn your community and meet people.

3 events in Nashville, TN to connect active transportation to transit stops. From Walk/Bike Nashville.

We are so excited to announce that we are partnering with Transit Center (from NYC) and Transit Now Nashville to present a special forum on March 3: Bridging the Gaps– Connecting Active Transportation to Transit.

Our city won’t be a great city to walk or bike in without a great transit system; and that transit system won’t function without great bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. We have 4 really exciting presenters to share what is being done in Nashville, and around the world, to tackle this important issue.

  • Jon Orcutt: Transit Center Director of Communications and Advocacy (and former Policy Director for the New York City Department of Transportation)
  • Felix Castrodad: Nashville MTA Director of Planning
  • Erin Hafkenschiel: Nashville Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Sustainability
  • Adams Carroll: Nashville Planning Department Active Mobility Planner


Bridging the Gaps: Connecting Active Transportation to Transit
March 03rd, 2016 5:30 PM



Franklin Pike Multimodal Study

This Saturday is the Franklin Pike Multimodal Study Open House. There are lot of changes on the horizon for this corridor, we’d love for you to attend this community meeting to share your opinions as to how to make the corridor more walkable and bikeable. Plus attendees have a chance to WIN A BIKE!

When: February 27

Time: 9am-Noon, Policy Walk at 10am

  • Walk the Corridor at 10am with Councilman Colby Sledge, Kimley Horn staff, Walk Bike Nashville, Public Works and Planning.

Where: Melrose Community Room, 2600 Franklin Pike

Who: YOU!



Stop Take Notice: Saturday Scramble

Hume Fogg Academic’s pedestrian advocacy group, Stop Take Notice, is organizing an event on March 12 to raise awareness of the Pedestrian Scrambles (also known as Barnes Dance or Diagonal Crossing) on lower Broadway.

They need volunteers and participants to help with the event! Please help out! This is a great way to get involved with a dedicated group of high-schoolers working for safer streets.

When: March 12 8-9am and then 11:30-1pm

Where: Meet at Hume Fogg Academic High School

What: Help paint chalk foot prints and then talk to public about proper use of pedestrian scramble.

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If you value greenways, trails, bike lanes or sidewalks and support their role in improving the quality of life for all Tennesseans, please take a moment to sign our petition and contact your legislators.

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