Bike Walk Knoxville, a local nonprofit organization that advocates for safe biking and walking in the greater Knoxville area, will be hosting a walking tour with elected officials and city council candidates on August 16, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. The walk will begin and conclude at Schulz Brau Brewing Company and will be followed by a Pint Night benefit with 20% of the proceeds from the event to benefit Bike Walk Knoxville.
The walk will be an opportunity for community members to connect with local elected officials and candidates for City Council to discuss hopes and concerns about biking and walking in their communities. Bike Walk Knoxville staff and volunteers will lead the walk and point out both the good and bad of walking infrastructure along the route. There will also be discussion about how policy and funding decisions made at the local level impact walkability and safety on Knoxville roadways.
Councilman Charles Thomas will be in attendance, in addition to several candidates for city council who will be on the ballot in the August 31 Knoxville City Primary Election including Seema Singh (Incumbent – District 3), Lauren Rider (Incumbent – District 4), and Deidra Harper (Candidate – District 6). All other city council candidates and current members of city council, as well as Mayor Indya Kincannon, have been invited to attend. Bike Walk Knoxville hopes to see a strong representation of local elected officials and those running for office.
More information about the event can be found on the Bike Walk Knoxville website (bwknox.org/tours) or at the Facebook event (https://fb.me/e/1hoX6Iian).
About Bike Walk Knoxville: Bike Walk Knoxville is the regional committee of Bike Walk Tennessee, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Formed in 2012, Bike Walk Knoxville is community-driven and works to make the greater Knoxville area a great place to walk, bike, and live. Bike Walk Knoxville advocates for making Knoxville roadways safe for transportation users of all types, and seeks to serve all the diverse communities of Knoxville.