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Active Transportation

walking

Walking 

If you live a mile or less from work, ditching your car and breaking in those walking shoes might be a great alternative for your daily commute! Walking a mile usually only takes about 20 minutes, meaning you can get great exercise every single day just by strolling to work instead of driving. One of the best things about walking - never waste time and frustration looking for parking!  

See TDOT’s website here for laws applying to pedestrians in Tennessee.

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Biking

Tired of your commute being controlled by gridlocked traffic? Biking  to work is one of the most beneficial alternatives to switch up your commute and whiz by traffic. Biking  gets you outside, relieves stress, saves money, and is great exercise, letting you avoid the guilt of eating that break-room cookie!

If you are hesitant to try it because you don’t know the rules of the road, League of American Bicyclists provides an easy to read guide to allow you bike safely and confidently. Find Tennessee’s bicycle laws on TDOT’s website here.

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 Biking

  • Knoxville Regional TPO: Bike maps, greenways, local bike club information, and more. 

  • Pace Knoxville: Knoxville’s bike sharing system for transportation, recreation, and fitness. 

  • Smart Trips: Knoxville’s commute options program, offers incentives and rewards for commuting by bike.

  • Bike Chattanooga:  Chattanooga’s bike sharing system designed for quick trips around town.

  • Green Trips: Chattanooga’s commute options program, offers rewards and helpful information. 

  • Bike Commuting 101 (Chattanooga): Sign up to take a class to learn how to safely ride your bicycle in traffic.

    Scooter 

  • Lime: Dock-less scooters, e-assist bikes and pedal bikes.

  • Bird: Dock-less scooters, bike sharing and other options.

     

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Scooters

  • Bird: Dock-less scooters, bike sharing and other options.

 

  • Lime: Dock-less scooters, e-assist bikes and pedal bikes.

 

 

 

     

     

     

     

Walking

  • Commute Options: Memphis commute options program where commuters can log their trips.

  • Healthy Memphis: Includes links to walking trails.

  • Downtown Memphis: Information about walking downtown and recommended routes

    Biking

  • Explore Bike Share:  Memphis bike sharing program for safe and simple way to get around.

  • Commute Options: Memphis commute options program.

  • City of Memphis Bike Tours:  On-road and shared road bike tours for recreation or commuting.

  • Memphis Bike Map: Your guide to the best bike routes, bike maps, and bike rentals in Memphis. 

  • Bird: Dock-less scooters, bike sharing and other options.

  • Lime: Dock-less scooters, e-assist bikes and pedal bikes

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