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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 bikewayJohn B. Harkey, Jr.- 2/15/2016
  • Kim Hawkins - 2/15/2016
  • 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
  • John Gore - cyclist, commuter - 2/15/18

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.

2015 Meetings

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

  • February 17, 2015 Agenda | Minutes
  • Retreat: Saturday, April 11 from 8:30-11:30am
  • June16, 2015
  • August 18, 2015
  • October 20, 2015
  • Cecember 15, 2015

2014 Meetings

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.

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The Mayor's BPAC has created an educational Share the Road presentation called "Moving In Harmony" that is geared towards the Nashville general public about bicycling and walking and sharing the road with motorists. To schedule a presentation to your neighborhood group, organization, workplace, etc., please email BPAC. A representative will get back to you shortly to schedule the informative presentation.

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.


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