Smart Commute for Pedestrians

Want to walk to the library? To a nearby park or even to work? In Tennessee, many communities are realizing the importance of offering pedestrian options, not just for recreation, but also as an alternative form of transportation. That’s right … foot power.

Below are a variety of links to information about pedestrian options, including Greenway trails throughout the state, pedestrian safety tips and much more. Check this page regularly as more links will be added as they become available. 

If you are aware of additional commuting links and resources that should be added to this page, please let us know. Send your suggestions and comments to

TDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program: links to bike and pedestrian resources
TN Greenways and Trails: maps and information
Safe Routes to School: resources for alterative transportation for students
Bike/ Walk Tennessee: Cycling and walking in Tennessee 

West Tennessee
Mid-South Trails: mountain bike and trail information for the Memphis area
Healthy Memphis: includes links to walking trails

Middle Tennessee
Walk/Bike Nashville: resources for walking/biking
Nashville Parks and Recreation:  greenways and trails
Nashville-Davidson County Strategic Plan for Bikeways & Sidewalks: information on construction of sidewalks and bikeways

East Tennessee
Greenways and Trails in Knoxville,  Knox County, and  Oak Ridge
Knoxville : Safe Routes to School
Chattanooga: Walking Paths and Trails and Outdoor Chattanooga

Additional Resources
Pedestrian Tips from Federal Highway Administration: multiple resources for pedestrians 
International Walk to School Month: Tips on walking and biking, as well as information on International Walk to School Month 
Test your knowledge of pedestrian safety  (pdf): from Federal Highway Administration