Friday, May 29, 2015

Bike Walk TN Makes Major Leap Forward

     Bike Walk Tennessee announces the hiring of Matt Farr as the organization’s first Executive Director. Founded in 2009, Bike Walk Tennessee is a 501(c)3 organization that advocates for better bicycling and walking in Tennessee. Relying on volunteer capacity, Bike Walk Tennessee has facilitated a jump in Tennessee’s Bicycle-Friendly State ranking from 43rd to 20th over the past five years, and has ushered a widespread resurgence in biking and walking throughout Tennessee’s urban areas.  With dedicated staff capacity, Bike Walk Tennessee expects to be able to propel Tennessee into the national spotlight for innovative bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and programming.
    In 2009 Pat Clemens, Bruce Day, and Tom Evans chartered Bike Walk Tennessee as the State's first non-profit corporation dedicated to improving bicycling and walking facilities across the state. Bike Walk Tennessee sponsors the Tennessee Bike Summit that has been held annually in Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville.  The Summit is widely attended by over 150 participants from private, public, and commercial organizations.

1 comment:

Ed T said...

Great work Tom and Bruce (wherever you are now).