A New Study from UT Knoxville Shows TN Voters Support Investments in Biking and Walking.
The study reports that 57% of registered voters in Tennessee believe that any increase in the state gas tax should go to infrastructure for biking, walking, and transit in addition to roads and bridges. You can view the report summary here.
Tennessee is a great place to walk or ride a bicycle.
In fact, we think it's one of the greatest places in the world for biking and walking. With a temperate climate, a diversity of distinct landscapes and a rich cultural heritage, Tennessee has a lot to offer those who enjoy life by bike or on foot.
Communities across Tennessee are embracing bicycling and walking as never before. In 2009--the year Bike Walk Tennessee was founded--our state ranked forty-third in Bicycle Friendliness. This year we rank twentieth. In that time we have seen the creation of dedicated funding for bicycling and walking from TDOT, the adoption of Complete Streets policies in every major city and the passage of laws that protect bicyclists and pedestrians.
These changes don't just happen on their own. They follow the will of the people. Bike Walk Tennessee is a connector, cultivator and promoter of this community will.
Help us improve the vibrancy, safety and sustainability of communities across Tennessee by supporting biking and walking.
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