Office of Multimodal Planning

Walkways, bikeways and paths play an important role in providing transportation choices for people across Tennessee, especially those without access to an automobile—children, older adults, tourists, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals. With over 40% of all trips in the United States two miles or less, good walking and bicycling facilities are essential to the continued growth and success of our towns and cities.

Active transportation, such as walking and bicycling, also provide an opportunity for communities to achieve larger goals such as attracting new businesses, increasing neighborhood safety, reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality. Moreover, there is growing interest in the role walking and bicycling play in public health. Improving walking and bicycling conditions helps everyone lead safe, active and healthy lives. Tennessee can be a great place for walking and bicycling. In addition to a mild climate, Tennessee has many of the ingredients that make walking and bicycling attractive for people of all ages and for all types of trips—commuting, shopping and recreation:

  • Small towns and urban neighborhoods
  • Quiet rural roads for bicycle touring and recreational riding
  • Beautiful state parks, natural areas and landscapes
  • Historic trails and greenways

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Active Transportation Infographic

Take a look at the Office of Multimodal Planning 2022 Report Card to see what the office accomplished in the previous year.