Please note that the Bike Walk Tennessee team is still working on finalizing the details of the schedule, and thus it is subject to change.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Social Bike Ride - 4:00-5:30 PM

Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus (621 Lamar St, Knoxville, TN 37917)
There will be a fleet of bikes available for attendees to borrow for the bike ride. If you would like to borrow a bike for the ride, please reach out to Bike Walk Tennessee Chief Administrative Officer Lindsey Kimble at [email protected] beforehand, so that we can ensure we have a bike in your size set aside for you. All ride participants are required to wear a helmet, so please plan to bring your own or let an event organizer know you will need to borrow one so that we can provide one for you.

Opening Reception and Networking Event - 5:30-7:30 PM

Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus (621 Lamar St, Knoxville, TN 37917)
Beverages provided. Food will be available for purchase.

Friday, November 17, 2023

All workshops and plenaries will be held at the UT Conference Center.
(600 Henley St, Knoxville, TN 37902) 

Breakfast Opens - 7:15 AM

Food and beverage provided.

Opening Comments and Welcome - 8:00-8:15 AM

Lindsey Kimble, Bike Walk Tennessee Chief Administrative Officer
Carter Hall, City of Knoxville Strategic Policy & Programs Director

Opening Plenary - 8:15-9:15 AM 

An Update from TDOT: Moving Forward on Multimodal Transportation in Tennessee
Preston Elliott, Tennessee Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Environment and Planning Bureau

BREAK - 9:15-9:30 AM

Break Out Sessions - BLOCK A - 9:30-10:30 AM

Option 1:

The Road to a Safer Community
Scott Moore, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer

Implementing Vision Zero in Tennessee
Bryan Hill AICP, AECOM Senior Planner and Project Manager

Option 2:

Stress in Transportation: Quantifying Emotional Response for Safer, More Enjoyable Spaces
Megan Farian, Gresham Smith Innovation Support Specialist

BREAK - 10:30-10:45 AM

Break Out Sessions - BLOCK B - 10:45-11:45 AM

Option 1:

Quick-Builds with the Tennessee Department of Transportation on Tennessee State Routes
Daniel McDonell, Tennessee Department of Transportation Multimodal Transportation Resources Division Multimodal Planning Manager
Brandon Sutton, City of Chattanooga Department of Planning Transportation Design Manager
William Ezzell, City of Memphis Division of Engineering Bikeway and Pedestrian Program Coordinator
Anna Dearman, City of Nashville Department of Transportation Walking & Biking Manager

Option 2:

Tours with Elected Officials - Creating Change One Walk/Ride at a Time
Zoe Scott, Bike Walk Knoxville Advocacy Director
Caroline Cooley, Bike Walk Knoxville President

Safety First: Australasia’s Contextual Approach to Setting Speed Limits and Saving Lives
John Wesley Smith, Walk Bike Nashville Policy and Government Relations Manager

Lunch - 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Food and beverage provided. Networking.

Platinum Sponsor Highlight - 1:00-1:15 PM

Chuck Faulkner, Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation Board President

Keynote - 1:15-2:15 PM

Talking Impact: Whys and Hows of Equitable, Sustainable Projects
Zabe Bent

BREAK - 2:15-2:30 PM

Break Out Sessions - BLOCK C - 2:30-3:30 PM

Option 1:

Moving Beyond Conversations: How Engagement and Innovation Can Lead to Action
Meredith Montgomery, Walk Bike Nashville Executive Director

Option 2:

Knoxville Pedestrian Road Safety Initiatives
Melody Butler, CDM Smith Transportation Engineer
Zach Roberts, CDM Smith Transportation Engineer
Will Rogers III, Tennessee Department of Transportation Multimodal Planning Office
Active Transportation Planner

Reimagining Downtown Elizabethton for All Users
Anne Wallace AICP, WSP Advisory Services Assistant Vice President 

BREAK - 3:30-3:45 PM

Closing Plenary - 3:45-4:30 PM

The Tennessee Department of Health: Actively Making Tennessee Healthier
Kelly Ware, Tennessee Department of Health Southeast Region Healthy Development Coordinator
Cameron Taylor, Tennessee Department of Health East Region Healthy Development Coordinator

Closing Remarks - 4:30-4:40 PM

Jeff Schenkel, Bike Walk Tennessee Middle Tennessee Board Member