Hendersonville Bikeway

Bike 'n Walk

Bicycle safety depends on proper training, awareness of the environs, and knowledge of laws that promote safe use of that vehicle

Over 50% of the injuries incurred by bicyclists are because they learned no more about how to drive that bicycle than how to maintain their balance. 

Bicycle Injury Statistics

Bicycles belong on the road.  They must drive defensively and maintain awareness of sources of confict with motorists

Motorist vs Bicyclist Injuries


  • Wear a helmet. 90% of bicyclist fatalities result from head injuries
  • Be alert to road conditions
    -Wear a rear view mirror
    -Do not use earbuds (illegal in some
  • Avoid impeding traffic.
    -Law requires bicyclist to exit the road when blocking more than four cars
  • Use the shoulder and ride as far from motor traffic as practical.
  • Obey traffic controls, especially Stop Lights.
  • Dress and equip bike to be seen
    -Law requires front and back lights
    -Wear bright and reflective colors.
  • Do not expect motorists to anticipate bikes.
    -With more than 1000 cars for each
    bike, surprises can be fatal
    -Not all roads are suitable for bicycles
    Poor visibility and heavy traffic are
  • Drive in predictable fashions.
    -Use hand signals 
  • Stay in the proper traffic lane.
    -Right as far to right as practical
    -Don’t pass cars on the right
    -Stay left for left turns
    -When necessary, control the lane
  • Avoid the “door zone,” even if that is where a bike lane may be
  • Be courteous to motorists and pedestrians.


HBPC Plans/Reviews
-North-Central Hville-Feb
-Saundersville CMAQ-Dec 16 
-Greenway Safety Review-Jan 17  
-Project "TO DO" List  
-Facebook Page

Hendersonville Department Directors
- Planning: Keith Free kfree@hvilletn.org
- Public Works: Chip Moore jmoore@hville.org
- Parks: Brandon Rogers brogers@hvilletn.org.