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  • Title: Walk/Bike Nashville - Home
    Descriptive info: .. Remember me.. Forgot password.. Home.. Who We Are.. Board of Directors.. Contact Us.. Resources.. Nashville Bike Maps.. Five Tips.. Local Laws.. Bike Shops.. Links.. Programs.. Events.. Tour de Nash.. 2012.. 2011.. Bike Month.. Bike to Work Day.. Walk Nashville Week.. Walk to School Day - 2012.. Community Calendar.. Calendar Submission.. Blog.. Join Us.. Volunteer.. Make a Donation.. Latest News.. Two advocacy events you don't want to miss out on!.. 13 Feb 2013 2:05 PM •.. Adams Carroll.. Register for the 2013 Tour de Nash!.. 05 Feb 2013  ...   Nashville Awarded Bicycle Friendly Community designation.. 18 Oct 2012 1:07 PM •.. Building an Active Nashville.. Since 1998, Walk/Bike Nashville has sought to make active transportation an option for Nashvillians, no matter where they live or where they're trying to go.. We want our sidewalks and bikeways to support active living, commuting options, and recreational opportunities.. Together, we're building a more walkable, bikeable, livable Nashville.. Walk/Bike Nashville.. is a 501 c3 registered non-profit.. © Walk/Bike Nashville - Site design by.. -.. Sitemap.. Powered by.. Wild Apricot.. Membership Software..

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  • Title: Walk/Bike Nashville - Password recovery
    Descriptive info: Reset password.. Reset password.. *.. Your email.. Invalid email format.. Code.. Type the 6 characters you see in the picture..

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  • Title: Walk/Bike Nashville - Who We Are
    Descriptive info: For thirteen years, Walk/Bike Nashville has sought to make active transportation an option for Nashvillians, no matter where they live or where they're trying to go.. We want our sidewalks and bikeways to support active living, additional commuting options, and recreational opportunities.. We use a mix of educational programs focused on safety and skills and membership outreach focused on advocacy to pursue our goals.. These are the guiding documents of our organization:.. Charter.. - Our founding document, establishing our name and our not-for-profit status.. Bylaws.. - The document setting forth governance of our organization..

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  • Title: Walk/Bike Nashville - Board of Directors
    Descriptive info: For 2011, our officers are:.. David Kleinfelter (President).. Nancy Vienneau (Vice President).. Nate Gilmer (Secretary).. Anne Miller (Treasurer).. The rest of our board of directors are:.. Stephen Carr.. Pat Clements.. Daniel Furbish.. Jayne Gordon.. Freddie O'Connell.. Trisha Ping.. Ann Richards.. Dorothy Stannard.. Glen Wanner..

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  • Title: Walk/Bike Nashville - Contact Us
    Descriptive info: Contact Walk/Bike Nashville.. We look forward to hearing from you!.. Write us at:.. info@walkbikenashville.. org.. or.. P.. O.. Box 198162.. Nashville, TN 37219-8162.. Follow us on Twitter.. @walkbikenash.. Like us on.. Facebook.. Sign up for.. e-mail updates.. Walk/Bike Nashville is working to build a more walkable, bikeable, livable Nashville..

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  • Title: Walk/Bike Nashville - Resources
    Descriptive info: Walk/Bike Nashville is committed to providing you with resources to lead a healthy, active life.. Below are links to information to get you out and about.. - Nashville offers tons of great rides!.. - Be Safe, know the law.. - Support your local bike shop!.. - Tons of great resources for you to enjoy.. - Events and opportunities from W/BN and other local organizations..

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  • Title: Walk/Bike Nashville - Nashville Bike Maps
    Descriptive info: Nashville's network of bikeways and greenways is growing!.. Find recommended routes below, or try the Google trip planner.. The Groove.. The Groove is an innovative map of easy-riding routes across Nashville that interconnects neighborhoods and highlights comfortable cycling for all level riders.. Would you like to order  ...   david@walkbikenashville.. source:.. Nashville Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee.. Music City Bikeway Map.. Metro Nashville Public Works.. Countywide Greenway Map and Master Plan.. Nashville Greenways.. Bicycle Routes in Tennessee.. Region 1.. Region 2.. Region 3.. Region 4.. Bicycle Suitability Index.. Tennessee Department of Transportation.. Tennessee United State Bicycle Route System..

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  • Title: Walk/Bike Nashville - Five Tips
    Descriptive info: Five Tips to Get Active!.. It is easy to incorporate activity into your daily routine.. Try out some of these tips for getting active.. Change your commute.. Many Nashvillians drive to work, but savvy commuters have discovered the advantages of walking, biking, or taking public transportation to work.. Thanks to Nashville's.. growing public transportation system.. and extensive.. network of bikeways and greenways.. , it has never been easier to become an active commuter in Music City.. Even riding the bus to work is a great first step towards a healthy commute.. In many cases, a brisk walk to and from the bus stop is all you need to meet the World Health Organizations recommendations for daily exercise to maintain health.. Walkers and Bikers love the burst of energy they get from their commutes, not to mention the dollars they save.. Give an active commute a try!.. Engage your neighbors.. It is more fun to be active with others.. Walking or biking with family, friends, and neighbors is a fun way to change exercise from a chore to a treat.. Try posting flyers for a short weekly walk for neighbors on your street.. Activities like  ...   your goals.. A short ten minute walk at the end of your lunch break is a great way to re-energize, while also giving you an opportunity to connect with your coworkers.. You may find that you have a lot more "lightbulb moments" while underfoot.. Take small steps.. If you would like to be more active, you don't need a new wardrobe, fancy equipment, or an expensive gym membership to get started.. All you need to do is set realistic goals and deadlines, track your progress, and recognize your efforts.. For example, challenge yourself to take the bus to work five times a month.. Check off days on the calendar as you work towards your goal, and celebrate once you reach it! Build upon your past successes step by step.. Take advantage of local resources.. Nashville has many great resources for active living.. In addition to our wonderful.. greenways.. , Music City features many excellent.. parks.. and.. community centers.. , each home to a unique collection of amenities and.. classes.. You'll also find hundreds of opportunities to get active on the.. Walk/Bike Nashville community calendar.. Take advantage of these local resources as you pursue your goal!..

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  • Title: Walk/Bike Nashville - Local Laws
    Descriptive info: State and Local Laws.. Whether you're a pedestrian, a cyclist, or a motorist, you have responsibilities whenever you enter the public right of way.. Learn the rules of the road and help keep the streets safer for all road users.. For Cyclists:.. Tennessee Code Annotated.. Operation of bicycles and play vehicles.. Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles.. Riding on bicycles -- Playing and use of play vehicles.. Clinging to vehicles.. Riding on roadways and bicycle paths.. Carrying articles on bicycles.. Bicycle lamps and brakes.. Child Bicycle Safety Act.. Legislative findings and declarations.. Part definitions.. Purpose.. Child bicycle safety rules and regulations.. Inadmissibility as evidence in civil action.. The Code of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.. Compliance with Title 12 provisions.. Application of Title 12 provisions.. Traffic laws applicable.. Obedience to traffic-control devices.. Method of riding.. Riding on right side of roadway.. Operating more than two abreast.. Number of persons on a bicycle.. Riding on sidewalks.. Speed restrictions.. Lamps and other required equipment.. Yield right-of-way required when.. Bicycle lanes.. Parking of bicycles.. Carrying articles.. Youth helmets.. Parent and guardian responsibility concerning violations.. Overtaking a vehicle on the left.. Turning movements and required turning signals.. For Pedestrians:.. Tennessee Code Annotated.. Pedestrian-control signals.. Pedestrians subject to traffic regulations.. Pedestrians' right-of-way in crosswalks.. Crossing at other than crosswalks.. Drivers to exercise due care.. Pedestrians to use right half of crosswalks.. Pedestrians on roadways.. Pedestrians soliciting rides or business.. Pedestrians led by guide dog or carrying identifying cane given right of way.. Pedestrians to obey traffic regulations and traffic-control devices.. Pedestrian right-of-way in crosswalks - Driver responsibilities.. Use of right half of crosswalk.. Crossing where crosswalks not marked.. Right-of-way on sidewalks.. Pedestrians using white canes or sticks.. Blind pedestrians.. Pedestrians on highways.. Pedestrians to yield to authorized emergency vehicles.. Obedience to railroad signals.. Crossing in front of vehicles stopped to discharge passengers.. Driver responsibilities.. Soliciting rides or business prohibited.. Pedestrians under the influence of alcohol or drugs.. Use of motorized wheelchairs.. For Cyclists.. Tennessee Code Annotated:.. Title 55.. Motor and Other Vehicles.. Chapter 8.. Operation of Vehicles--Rules of the Road.. Part 1.. Operation of Vehicles -- Rules of the Road.. Tenn.. Code Ann.. § 55-8-171 (2011) -.. back to top.. 55-8-171.. Operation of bicycles and play vehicles -- Penalty -- Effect of regulations.. (a) It is a Class C misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this section and §§ 55-8-172 -- 55-8-177.. (b) The parent of any child and the guardian of any ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit that child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this chapter and chapter 10, parts 1-5 of this title.. (c) The regulations applicable to bicycles shall apply whenever a bicycle is operated upon any highway or upon any path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles subject to those exceptions stated herein.. HISTORY:.. Acts 1955, ch.. 329, § 71; T.. C.. A.. , § 59-872; Acts 1989, ch.. 591, § 113.. § 55-8-172 (2011).. -.. 55-8-172.. Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles -- Penalty.. (a) Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway is granted all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this chapter and chapter 10, parts 1-5 of this title, except as to special regulations in §§ 55-8-171 -- 55-8-177, and except as to those provisions of this chapter and chapter 10, parts 1-5 of this title that by their nature can have no application.. (b) A violation of subsection (a) is a Class C misdemeanor.. 329, § 72; T.. , § 59-873; Acts 1989, ch.. § 55-8-173 (2011).. 55-8-173.. Riding on bicycles -- Playing and use of play vehicles -- Penalties.. (a) A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride other than upon or astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto, except for a certified police cyclist who is performing duties that require riding in a side dismounting position.. (b) No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one (1) time than the number for which it is designed or equipped.. (c) No person shall play on a highway other than upon the sidewalk thereof, within a city or town, or in any part of a highway outside the limits of a city or town, or use thereon roller skates, coasters or any similar vehicle or toy or article on wheels or a runner, except in those areas as may be specially designated for that purpose by local authorities.. (d) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.. 329, § 73; T.. , § 59-874; Acts 1985, ch.. 138, § 3; 1989, ch.. 591, § 113; 1995, ch.. 140, § 4.. § 55-8-174 (2011).. 55-8-174.. Clinging to vehicles -- Penalty.. (a) No person riding upon any bicycle, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the bicycle, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle, or that person's own body, to any streetcar or vehicle upon a roadway.. (b) This section shall not be construed to prohibit the attachment of a bicycle trailer or bicycle semitrailer to a bicycle if the trailer or semitrailer is designed specifically for that purpose.. (c) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.. 329, § 74; T.. , § 59-875; Acts 1985, ch.. 138, § 4; 1989, ch.. § 55-8-175 (2011).. 55-8-175.. Riding on roadways and bicycle paths -- Penalty.. (a).. (1) Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place and under the conditions then existing shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except under any of the following situations:.. (A) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction;.. (B) When preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a private road or driveway; or.. (C) When reasonably necessary to avoid conditions including, but not limited to, fixed or moving objects, parked or moving vehicles, pedestrians, animals, surface hazards, or substandard width lanes that make it unsafe to continue along the right-hand curb or edge.. For purposes of this section, "substandard width lane" means a lane that is too narrow for a bicycle and another vehicle to travel safely side by side within the lane.. (2) This subsection.. (a) does not apply to a certified police cyclist engaged in the lawful performance of duty relating to traffic control.. (b).. (1) Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two (2) abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.. Persons riding two (2) abreast shall not impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic and, on a laned roadway, shall ride within a single lane.. (2) Subdivision (b)(1) does not apply to a certified police cyclist engaged in the lawful performance of duty relating to traffic control or in pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law.. (c).. (1) This subsection (c) shall be known and may be cited as the "Jeff Roth and Brian Brown Bicycle Protection Act of 2007.. ".. (2) The operator of a motor vehicle, when overtaking and passing a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on the roadway, shall leave a safe distance between the motor vehicle and the bicycle of not less than three feet (3') and shall maintain the clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle.. 329, § 75; T.. , § 59-876; Acts 1985, ch.. 138, § 5; 1989, ch.. 140, §§ 5, 6; 2007, ch.. 81, § 1.. § 55-8-176 (2011).. 55-8-176.. Carrying articles on bicycles -- Penalty.. (a) No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article that prevents the driver from keeping at least one (1) hand upon the handlebars.. (b) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.. 329, § 76; T.. , § 59-877; Acts 1989, ch.. § 55-8-177 (2011).. 55-8-177.. Bicycle lamps and brakes -- Penalties.. (a) Every bicycle, when in use at nighttime, shall be equipped with a lamp on the front, which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet (500') to the front, and either a red reflector or a lamp emitting a red light, which shall be visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet (500') to the rear, when directly in front of lawful upper beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle.. (b) Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake or brakes which will enable its driver to stop the bicycle within twenty-five feet (25') from a speed of ten miles per hour (10 mph) on dry, level, clean pavement.. HISTORY: Acts 1955, ch.. 329, § 77; T.. , § 59-878; Acts 1985, ch.. 138, § 6; 1989, ch.. 591, § 113; 2009, ch.. 397, § 1.. Chapter 52.. Safety of Children.. Child Bicycle Safety Act.. § 55-52-101 (2011).. 55-52-101.. Short title.. This part shall be known and may be cited as the "Child Bicycle Safety Act.. ".. Acts 1993, ch.. 399, § 2.. § 55-52-102 (2011).. 55-52-102.. The general assembly hereby finds and declares that:.. (1) Disability and death of children resulting from injuries sustained in bicycling accidents are a serious threat to the public health, welfare, and safety of the people of the state, and the prevention of such disability and death is the goal of the people;.. (2) Head injuries are the leading cause of disability and death from bicycling accidents;.. (3) The risk of head injury from bicycling accidents is significantly reduced for bicyclists who wear proper protective bicycle helmets; yet helmets are worn by fewer than five percent (5%) of child bicyclists nationwide; and.. (4) The risk of head injury or of any other injury to a small child who is a passenger on a bicycle operated by another person would be significantly reduced if the child-passenger sat in a separate restraining seat.. 399, § 3.. § 55-52-103 (2011).. 55-52-103.. As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:.. (1) "Bicycle" means a human-powered vehicle with two (2) wheels in tandem designed to transport, by the action of pedaling, one (1) or more persons seated on one (1) or more saddle seats on its frame.. "Bicycle" also includes a human-powered vehicle designed to transport by pedaling that has more than two (2) wheels where the vehicle is used on a public highway or street, public bicycle path or other public right-of-way, but does not include a tricycle;.. (2) "Highway" or "street" means the entire width between boundary lines of every way publicly maintained, when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel;.. (3) "Operator" means a person who travels on a bicycle seated on a saddle seat from which that person is intended to and can pedal the bicycle;.. (4) "Other public right-of-way" means any right-of-way other than a public highway or street or public bicycle path that is under the jurisdiction and control of the state or a local political subdivision thereof and is designed for use and used by vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic;.. (5) "Passenger" means any person who travels on a bicycle in any manner except as an operator;.. (6) "Protective bicycle helmet" means a piece of headgear that meets or exceeds the impact standards for protective bicycle helmets set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) or the Snell Memorial Foundation, or that is otherwise approved by the commissioner of safety;.. (7) "Public bicycle path" means a right-of-way under the jurisdiction and control of the state or a local political subdivision thereof for use primarily by bicycles and pedestrians;.. (8) "Restraining seat" means a seat separate from the saddle seat of the operator of the bicycle that is fastened securely to the frame of the bicycle and is adequately equipped to restrain the passenger in the seat and protect the passenger from the moving parts of the bicycle;.. (9) "Sidewalk" means that portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines, intended for use of pedestrians; and.. (10) "Tricycle" means a three-wheeled human-powered vehicle.. 399, § 4; 2000, ch.. 916, §§ 1-3.. § 55-52-104 (2011).. 55-52-104.. The purpose of this part is to reduce the incidence of disability and death resulting from injuries incurred in bicycling accidents by requiring that, while riding on a bicycle on state highways, streets and sidewalks, all bicycle operators and passengers under sixteen (16) years of age wear approved protective bicycle helmets; that all bicycle passengers who weigh less than forty pounds (40 lbs.. ) or who are less than forty inches (40'') in height be seated in separate restraining seats; and that no person who is unable to maintain an erect, seated position shall be a passenger in a bicycle restraining seat.. 399, § 5; 1998, ch.. 684, § 1; 2000, ch.. 916, § 4.. § 55-52-105 (2011).. 55-52-105.. With regard to any bicycle operated over any highway, street or sidewalk, it is unlawful:.. (1) For any person under sixteen (16) years of age to operate or be a passenger on a bicycle unless at all times when so engaged the person wears a protective bicycle helmet of good fit fastened securely upon the head with the straps of the helmet;.. (2) For any person to be a passenger on a bicycle unless, with respect to any person who weighs less than forty pounds (40 lbs.. ), or is less than forty inches (40'') in height, the person can be and is properly seated in and adequately secured to a restraining seat;.. (3) For any parent or legal guardian of a person under twelve (12) years of age to knowingly permit the person to operate or be a passenger on a bicycle in violation of subdivision (1) or (2); and.. (4) To rent or lease any bicycle to or for the use of any person under sixteen (16) years of age unless:.. (A) The person is in possession of a protective bicycle helmet of good fit at the time of the rental or lease; or.. (B) The rental or lease includes a protective bicycle helmet of good fit, and the person intends to wear the helmet, as required by subdivision (1), at all times while operating or being a passenger on the bicycle.. 399, § 6; 1998, ch.. 684, § 2; 2000, ch.. 916, § 5.. § 55-52-106 (2011).. 55-52-106.. Penalty -- Defense -- Inadmissibility as evidence in civil action -- Issuance of warning and citation.. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), any adult person violating any requirements set forth in § 55-52-105, commits a violation and shall be assessed a civil penalty of two dollars ($2.. 00) and court costs.. (b) Upon commission of the first offense within a twelve-month period under § 55-52-105(3), it shall be a defense that the accused has since the date of the violation purchased or provided a protective bicycle helmet or a restraining seat, and uses and intends to use or causes to be used or intends to cause to be used the same as the law requires.. (c) In no event shall failure to wear a protective bicycle helmet  ...   appropriate signal in the manner provided herein to the driver of any vehicle immediately to the rear when there is opportunity to give such signal.. The signals provided for in subsection B of Section 12.. 120 shall be used to indicate an intention to turn, change lanes or start from a parked position, and shall not be flashed on one side only on a parked or disabled vehicle, or flashed as a courtesy or "do pass" signal to operators of other vehicles approaching from the rear.. 020 sets out the penalty for violation of subsections A through D of this section.. 99-1815 § 15, 1999; Ord.. 90-1339 § 1 (27-5), (27-6), 1990; § 1 (part) of Amdt.. 90-1255 § 1 (41), 1990; prior code § 27-1-106).. For Pedestrians.. § 55-8-111 (2011) -.. 55-8-111.. Whenever special pedestrian-control signals exhibiting the words "Walk" or "Wait" or "Don't Walk" are in place, these signals shall indicate as follows:.. (1) Walk.. Pedestrians facing the signals may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal and shall be given the right-of-way by the drivers of all vehicles; and.. (2) Wait or Don't Walk.. No pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of the signal, but any pedestrian who has partially completed crossing on the walk signal shall proceed to a sidewalk or safety island while the wait signal is showing.. HISTORY:.. 329, § 10; T.. , § 59-811.. § 55-8-133 (2011).. 55-8-133.. (a) Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic-control signals at intersections as provided in § 55-8-110, and at all other places, pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and shall be subject to the restrictions stated in this chapter and chapter 10, parts 1-5 of this title.. (b) Local authorities are empowered to require by ordinances that pedestrians strictly comply with the directions of any official traffic-control signal and may by ordinance prohibit pedestrians from crossing any roadway in a business district or any designated highways except in a crosswalk.. 329, § 32; T.. , § 59-833.. § 55-8-134 (2011).. 55-8-134.. (a).. (1) Unless in a marked school zone when a warning flasher or flashers are in operation, when traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.. (2) When in a marked school zone when a warning flasher or flashers are in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall stop to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk or at an intersection with no marked crosswalk.. The driver shall remain stopped until the pedestrian has crossed the roadway on which the vehicle is stopped.. (b) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.. (c) Subsection (a) does not apply under the conditions stated in § 55-8-135(b).. (d) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass the stopped vehicle.. 329, § 33; T.. , § 59-834; Acts 2008, ch.. 776, § 1.. § 55-8-135 (2011).. 55-8-135.. (a) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.. (b) Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.. (c) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.. 329, § 34; T.. , § 59-835.. § 55-8-136 (2011).. 55-8-136.. (a) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway, and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary, and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway.. (b) Notwithstanding any speed limit or zone in effect at the time, or right-of-way rules that may be applicable, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care by operating the vehicle at a safe speed, by maintaining a safe lookout, by keeping the vehicle under proper control and by devoting full time and attention to operating the vehicle, under the existing circumstances as necessary in order to be able to see and to avoid endangering life, limb or property and to see and avoid colliding with any other vehicle or person, or any road sign, guard rail or any fixed object either legally using or legally parked or legally placed, upon any roadway, within or beside the roadway right-of-way including, but not limited to, any adjacent sidewalk, bicycle lane, shoulder or berm.. 329, § 35; T.. , § 59-836; Acts 2005, ch.. 198, § 1; 2011, ch.. 192, § 1.. § 55-8-137 (2011).. 55-8-137.. Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks.. 329, § 36; T.. , § 59-837.. § 55-8-138 (2011).. 55-8-138.. (a) Except as provided in this section, where sidewalks are provided, it is unlawful for any pedestrian to walk or use a wheelchair along and upon an adjacent roadway.. (b) Where sidewalks are not provided or are obstructed, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic that may approach from the opposite direction.. (c) Where sidewalks are not provided, are obstructed or are not wheelchair accessible, any person using a wheelchair along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, use the wheelchair on the left side of the roadway or its shoulder facing traffic that may approach from the opposite direction; provided, that a person using a wheelchair along and upon a highway may use the wheelchair on the right side of the roadway or its shoulder if it is convenient or reasonably necessary for travel by the person.. 329, § 37; T.. , § 59-838; Acts 1989, ch.. 591, § 113; 2008, ch.. 1144, § 3.. § 55-8-139 (2011).. 55-8-139.. (a) No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride or employment from the occupant of any vehicle.. (b) No person shall stand on or in proximity to a street or highway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street or highway.. 329, § 38; T.. , § 59-839; Acts 1989, ch.. § 55-8-180 (2011).. 55-8-180.. Pedestrians led by guide dog or carrying identifying cane given right of way -- Penalty.. (a) Whenever any pedestrian guided by a guide dog or dog on a blaze orange leash, or carrying in any raised or extended position a cane or similar stick white in color or white tipped with red, shall undertake to cross any public street or thoroughfare in this state, the driver of each and every vehicle approaching that pedestrian carrying the cane or stick or conducted by such dog shall bring such vehicle to a complete stop and before proceeding shall take all precautions necessary to avoid injuring the pedestrian; provided, that nothing in this section shall be construed as making any person totally or partially blind or otherwise incapacitated guilty of contributory negligence in undertaking to cross any street or thoroughfare without being guided by a trained dog or carrying a cane or stick of the type specified in subsection (a).. Acts 1951, ch.. 72, § 2 (Williams, §§ 2670.. 11, 2670.. 12); T.. (orig.. ed.. ), § 59-881; Acts 1980, ch.. 488, § 2; 1989, ch.. 52.. - PEDESTRIANS.. 010 - Pedestrians to obey traffic regulations and traffic-control devices.. A pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic-control device specifically applicable to him, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.. Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic and pedestrian control signals as provided in Section 12.. 12.. 090.. At all other places, pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and shall be subject to the restrictions stated in this title.. (Prior code § 27-1-120).. 020 - Pedestrian right-of-way in crosswalks - Driver responsibilities.. When traffic-control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian crossing is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.. Subsection A of this section shall not apply under the conditions stated in subsection B of Section 12.. Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.. (Prior code § 27-1-121).. 030 - Use of right half of crosswalk.. (Prior code § 27-1-124).. 040 - Crossing where crosswalks not marked.. Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.. Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.. Between adjacent intersections at which traffic-control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.. No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic-control devices and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic-control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.. (Prior code § 27-1-122).. 050 - Right-of-way on sidewalks.. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian on a sidewalk.. (§ 1 (part) of Amdt.. 90-1255 § 1 (56), 1990; prior code § 27-1-129).. 060 - Pedestrians using white canes or sticks.. It is unlawful for any person except persons wholly or partially blind to carry or use on the public streets of the metropolitan government any canes or walking sticks which are white in color with a red end.. It is the duty of all drivers of motor vehicles, when approaching a person carrying a cane or walking stick white in color with a red end, to immediately come to a full stop and yield the right-of-way to said person.. 020 sets out the penalty for violation of subsection B of this section.. 90-1255 § 1 (58), 1990; prior code § 27-1-131.. 1).. 070 - Blind pedestrians.. The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any blind pedestrian carrying a clearly visible white cane or accompanied by a guide dog.. 90-1255 § 1 (57), 1990; prior code § 27-1-131).. 080 - Pedestrians on highways.. Where a sidewalk is provided and its use is practicable, it is unlawful for any pedestrian to walk along and upon an adjacent roadway.. Where a sidewalk is not available, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall walk only on a shoulder, as far as practicable from the edge of the roadway.. Where neither a sidewalk nor a shoulder is available, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall walk as near as practicable to an outside edge of the roadway and, if on a two-way roadway, shall walk only on the left side of the roadway.. Except as otherwise provided in this title, any pedestrian upon a roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.. (Prior code § 27-1-125).. 090 - Pedestrians to yield to authorized emergency vehicles.. Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of an audible signal and/or visual signals or of a police vehicle properly and lawfully making use of an audible signal only, every pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to the authorized emergency vehicle.. This section shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the highway, nor from the duty to exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian.. (Prior code § 27-1-130).. 100 - Obedience to railroad signals.. No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.. (Prior code § 27-1-128).. 110 - Crossing in front of vehicles stopped to discharge passengers.. No person shall cross any street within ten feet of the front of any vehicle which has stopped momentarily to load or discharge passengers, except in compliance with the direction of a police officer or a traffic signal.. (Prior code § 27-1-127).. 120 - Driver responsibilities.. Notwithstanding other provisions of this title, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary and shall exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person upon a roadway.. 90-1255 § 1 (55), 1990; prior code § 27-1-123).. 130 - Soliciting rides or business prohibited.. No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride.. No person shall stand on a highway, roadway, or public street or alley for the purpose of soliciting employment, business or contributions from the occupant of any vehicle.. No person shall stand on or in proximity to a street or highway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street or highway.. (Prior code § 27-1-126).. 140 - Pedestrians under the influence of alcohol or drugs.. It is unlawful for a pedestrian who is under the influence of alcohol or any drug to a degree which renders himself a hazard to walk or be upon a highway except on a sidewalk.. (Prior code § 27-1-132).. 150 - Use of motorized wheelchairs.. Persons with a mobility impairment operating a motorized wheelchair or similar vehicle not exceeding one thousand pounds gross weight are subject to all regulations, and privileges, provided by this chapter to any other pedestrian.. BL2007-1308 § 1, 2007).. Notice: Walk/Bike Nashville makes no claim of offering legal advice or counsel.. Users of http://www.. walkbikenashville.. org/ are advised to confirm the information listed above with the appropriate authority..

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  • Title: Walk/Bike Nashville - Bike Shops
    Descriptive info: Nashville Bike Shops.. Looking for parts, repairs, knowledge, or advice? Nashville's bike shops are among the best!.. Found a shop that isn't on our radar?.. Let us know!.. ACME Multisports.. 842 Conference Drive.. Goodlettsville, TN 37072.. (615) 855-1760.. The Bicycle Fitter.. 7405 Cumberland Drive.. Fairview, TN 37062.. (615) 497-2777.. Biker's Choice.. 709 West Main Street.. Hendersonville, TN 37075.. (615) 822-2512.. Cumberland Transit.. 2807 West End Avenue.. Nashville, TN 37203.. (615) 321-4069.. Eastside Cycles.. 103 South 11th Street.. Nashville, TN 37206.. (615) 469-1079.. Gran Fondo Cycles.. 5205 Harding Road.. Nashville, TN 37205.. (615) 354-1090.. Green Fleet Hub.. 1200 16th Avenue South, Suite G.. Nashville, TN 37212.. (615) 379-8687.. Halcyon  ...   Bikes.. 1110 Hillsboro Road.. Franklin, TN 37064.. (615) 472-1002.. Murfreesboro Outdoor and Bicycle (MOAB).. 310 North Maple Street.. Murfreesboro, TN 37130.. (615) 893-7725.. 109 Del Rio Pike, suite 105.. (615) 807-2035.. R.. B.. 's Cyclery.. 3078 Maddux Way, Suite 300.. Franklin, TN 37069.. (615) 567-6633.. REI.. 261 Franklin Rd.. Brentwood, TN 37027.. (615) 376-4248.. RIDE615.. 3441 Lebanon Pike # 103.. Hermitage, TN 37076.. (615) 200-7433.. Smoopy's Vintage Bicycles.. 2602 E Main Street.. Murfreesboro, TN 37127.. (615) 410-3928.. Sun Ski Sports.. 501 Opry Mills Drive.. Nashville, TN 37214.. (615) 886-4854.. 545 Cool Springs Boulevard.. Franklin, TN 37067.. (615) 628-0289.. Trace Bikes.. 8400 Highway 100.. Nashville, TN 37221.. (615) 646-2485..

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  • Title: Walk/Bike Nashville - Links
    Descriptive info: Active Businesses.. Bicycle Clubs.. Community.. Government.. Local Blogs.. Nonprofit Organizations.. Active Businesses -.. Endeavor Performance.. Endeavor Performance offers indoor and outdoor training sessions, clinics and camps that target specific cycling abilities and skills, bicycle fitting, and personal coaching.. The Green Fleet Hub puts a new "spin" on cycling.. In addition to being home to.. Green Fleet Messengers.. , Nashville's original bicycle courier service, the Hub offers unique pedal friendly apparel and accessories as well as guided bicycle tours of Downtown and Music Row.. Homegrown Bicycles.. Homegrown Bicycles specializes in custom, lugged-steel bicycles.. Road, mountain, or ‘cross, singlespeed or geared - we build them, and we ride them.. Nashville Pedal Tavern.. It’s a 16-person bicycle powered party on wheels.. Perfect for pub crawls, bachelor/bachelorette parties, company outings, sporting events, brewery tours, the ideas are endless!.. Columbia Cycling Club.. Columbia Cycling Clubs believes that riding in groups is safer and more fun than riding alone.. Harpeth Bicycle Club.. The Harpeth Bicycle Club (HBC) exists to promote cycling in the greater Nashville area.. Formed in 1997, the club has over 1000 members ranging from casual cyclist to ultra rider.. Highland Rim Bicycle Club.. The Highland Rimmers Bicycle Club was chartered in 1974.. It’s name was changed to Highland Rim Bicycle Club in 2011.. It is a non-profit corporation chartered by the State of Tennessee whose objects and purposes are to promote the general interests of bicycling in all its phases.. Major Momentum Cycling Club.. Major Momentum Cycling Club is Nashville's newest cycling club, with a very diverse group of cyclist and a welcome for all who are interested in promoting the sport of cycling.. Murfreesboro Bicycle Club.. The MBC Home Page is for local riders and bicycling enthusiasts in the Middle Tennessee area, providing information that is useful to all.. Music City BMX.. Music City BMX will promote the sport of BMX by teaching good sportsmanship and respect, teaching proper bicycle safety, maintaining a safe and competitive track, and making BMX a family activity that involves riders, family and friends in a well-organized program.. Team Belladium.. A unique cycling program in Nashville,Tennessee, Team Belladium enters its second season this year with a full roster of 12 riders undefined and a commitment to compete and win at the elite amateur cycling level, to set the standard for teamwork, and to encourage other women to participate in the sport.. Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association.. The Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association (TBRA) is an organization of Tennessee bicycling racing clubs and their members.. TBRA exists to help promote, develop, and grow the sport of bicycle racing in the state by helping race directors promote events, helping riders access the sport, and generating enthusiasm in the cycling community at-large.. Veloteers Bicycle Club.. Veloteers is a non-profit bicycling club founded that promotes  ...   what is underway and what the future holds.. Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.. The Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is committed to providing leadership to the region in the planning, funding, and development of a regional multi-modal transportation system; one that promotes personal and social economic prosperity while encouraging sustainable growth and development practices to protect and preserve valuable community and natural assets.. Nashville Green Bikes.. Nashville GreenBikes is a free service provided to all residents and visitors of Nashville, 18 and older.. The Metro Public Health Department and the Metro Parks Department have created a unique collaboration to offer free bikes at community centers and on greenways.. TDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Program.. It is the intent of the Department of Transportation to promote and facilitate the increased use of non-motorized modes of transportation, including developing facilities for use by pedestrians and bicyclists and promoting public education and safety programs for using such facilities.. Carless and Carefree in Nashville, TN.. "Our experiences while riding public transportation in Nashville.. Let's Go Ride a Bike.. "We hope this blog will encourage others, especially women, to give cycling a shot.. You might be surprised by how easily it fits into your life…".. Bike Walk Tennessee.. By advocating for safety, facilities and increased government and public relations, Bike Walk Tennessee will promote cycling and walking in Tennessee for the benefit of health, recreation, tourism and a cleaner environment for all.. Clean Air Partnership of Middle Tennessee.. The Clean Air Partnership of Middle Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on air quality in the eight-county area including Cheatham, Dickson, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties.. Greenways for Nashville.. We give people the opportunity to support and enjoy walking and bicycling through Nashville’s natural resources.. Halcyon Bike Workshop.. The Workshop is a collaboration between the.. Oasis Center.. The Workshop is a free, six week program open to Nashville’s youth.. Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation.. The purpose of the Jeff Roth Cycling Foundation is to promote, through advocacy and education, cycling as a safe and healthy form of transportation, and to provide financial assistance to families that have been touched by cycling tragedies.. Ride For Reading.. Ride For Reading's mission is to promote literacy and healthy living through the distribution of books via bicycle to children from low-income neighborhoods.. The Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee.. The Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee is a non-profit organization with the mission of encouraging private sector as well as public sector support for new investments in mass transit in the ten county region of Middle Tennessee.. Transit Now Nashville.. Transit Now Nashville is a local grassroots organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the benefits of regional mass transit options for the people living in the Greater Nashville Area..

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