Walk/Bike Nashville

Nashville, TN   |  www.walkbikenashville.org

Mission

Walk Bike Nashville seeks 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.

Ruling year info

2003

Principal Officer

Ms Nora Christine Kern

Main address

1 South 7th Street

Nashville, TN 37206 USA

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EIN

62-1792034

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

Public Transportation Systems and Services (W40)

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Walk Bike University

Walk Bike University offers a dynamic series of bicycle and pedestrian training and advocacy workshops designed for people of all skill levels.  The workshops provide opportunities to spotlight bike-friendly businesses, local bike shops and bike clubs, and our city's bike-friendly infrastructure.  Workshops are free to the public and instructed by community experts.  They feature topics such as:Adult Learn to RideCity CyclingMaintenance Open House WorkshopsHow to Advocate for Sidewalks in my NeighborhoodTraffic Calming 101Walk Bike University also engages leaders and advocates in our community by training and certifying Bicycle & Pedestrian Ambassadors. 

Population(s) Served

Safe Routes to Schools, a national effort designed to increase the amount of student walking and biking to school, is proven to help improve student attendance, physical fitness, mental wellness, and academic achievement.  Walk Bike Nashville is working with various Metro Nashville Public Schools to identify and develop opportunities to reduce children's barriers to safely walking and biking to school.  Strategies often include, but are not limited to utilizing:Walking School Bus and/or Bike Trains -- coordinating volunteers to lead group walks or bike rides to and from school.Bike Rodeos -- fun and interactive on-bike workshops for children of all ages to learn basic bike and road safety information.Walking and Biking Clubs -- during or after-school clubs to teach and engage children in walking and biking activitiesOur Safe Routes to Schools program also includes Walk to School Day (for the past 20 years!) and Bike to School Day.  

Population(s) Served

Walk Bike Nashville hosts, supports, and organizes various events and activities throughout the year that help build awareness of the benefit of walking and biking, support the on-going development of walk- and bike-friendly policy and infrastructure, and educate the community on ways to improve their personal health and wellness through increased walking and biking.  Examples include:Bike Month (May) - A full month of bike-friendly community events and activities including Bike to Work Day.Tour de Nash - Nashville's biggest bike ride that features rides for all skill levels and showcases some of Nashville's greatest bike-friendly facilities and neighborhoods.Walk Nashville Month - A full month of walk-friendly community events and activities including Walk to School Day.Open Streets Nashville - Open Streets is a program to activate people, support local businesses, and inspire public spaces by temporarily closing long stretches of road to cars, opening them up to people on foot, bike or to just hang out.  

Population(s) Served

Walk Bike Nashville works to promote policy and infrastructure that supports walking and bicycling. We want all Nashvillians to have the option of walking or biking, no matter where they live or where they want to go. To achieve this goal we work with city officials to expand safe bikeways, sidewalks and greenways; we develop specific asks for infrastructure campaigns; we provide resources to community groups; and we are a voice in the room during countless discussions about the future of our city's streets.

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Walk/Bike Nashville

Board of directors
as of 10/31/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jim McAteer

Transit Insight

Term: 2018 - 2019

Matthew Drewes

C3 Consulting

Tom Grooms

Tennessee Department of Labor

Jim McAteer

Metro Transit Authority

Mary Pat Teague

Vanderbilt University

Victoria Cumbow

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Alvin Haney

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Nathan Oliver

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Saul Solomon

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Becky Sharpe

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Isaac Addae

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Elam Freeman

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Kevin Howard

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Mindy Johnson

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Ron Taylor

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Chris Weinman

Gresham Smith and Partners

Bruce Barry

Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management

Edward Henley

Pillars Development Group

Ann Curtis

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Jennifer Kamper

UBS

Kevin Kremke

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Kevin Lovell

Metro Nashville Police Department