One Knoxville group is looking to pave the way for more bike lanes starting on one Tennessee Department of Transportation project. This project covers the area of interstate 640, North Broadway and Old Broadway.
Bike Walk Knoxville is an organization set on providing a safe biking and walking environment. The organization created a petition and has seen a lot of support.
Amy Benner is the president of Bike Walk Knoxville. She says the petition has close to 800 signatures on it and counting.
Here is what they are petitioning:
TDOT's project is a reconstruction project for that designated area. The petition is asking TDOT to also add in bike lanes and sidewalks for safer, alternative transportation.
This discussion comes after multiple hit and run cases. Some of these cases are from as recent as Monday morning.
Benner said the city of Knoxville shows support for the addition of bike lanes. She plans on handing in the petition in the coming days--once she collects all of the signatures.
The petition can be found on change.org.