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Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

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The Nashville Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was established by an Executive Order of Mayor Karl Dean to further Nashville's goal of becoming a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly city. One of the BPAC's main focuses is on increasing the safe usage of bicycle and pedestrian facilities as a significant and beneficial mode of transportation and recreation.

BPAC Members

  • Tony Saunders - Harpeth Bike Club - 2/15/2016
  • Russ Willis - Community Representative - 2/15/2016
  • music city bikewayVice Chair- John B. Harkey, Jr.- 2/15/2016
  • Chair - Kim Hawkins - 2/15/2016
  • Dov Hirsch -Cyclist, Business - 4/1/2015
  • Rob Laird- Commuter, Cyclist - 4/1/2015
  • John Norris- Walking/Biking Advocate - 2/15/2016
  • Thomas F. O'Connell - Transit Board - 2/15/2016
  • Peter Westerholm - Metro Council Representative - 2/15/2015
  • Edwin Williamson -University Representative - 2/15/2017
  • Thom Grooms - Commuter, Advocate - 2/15/2016
  • Chad Irvin - Community Advocate - 2/15/2016
  • Amy Eskind - Cyclist, Walker - 2/15/2016
  • Chris Fleming - Mountain Biker, Commuter - 2/15/2017
  • Patrick Harkins - Bike shop, Cyclist - 2/15/2017
  • Mary-Pat Teague - University, Pedestrian - 2/15/2017
  • Rex Hammock - Cyclist, Marketing - 2/15/2017

BPAC Meetings

Unless otherwise specified, meetings take place in the Metro Nashville Courthouse, Mayor's Office - Media Room from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Additional dates will be added after the first meeting of the year.

2014 Meetings

BPAC meets the 3rd Tuesday of every other month (bi-montly).

2013 Meetings

BPAC Bylaws

Read the Rules of Procedures and Bylaws

Bicycle Friendly Community Designationbicycle friendly city logo

In 2012 Nashville received a Bronze Award and designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, the first time in the city's history to receive this honor. This designation recognizes the efforts of Metro Government, the cycling community, and advocates to make Nashville a more bike friendly city.

Bike / Ped Links & Resources

Metro Nashville Bike/ Ped Laws:

State Pedestrian Laws:

State Bicycle Laws:

Learn more about Nashville's bike/ ped programs and initiatives.

Contact

For further information about the Mayor's Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and bike/ped resources, please contact Laurel Creech.