The City of Chattanooga has expanded its bicycle network as part of the resurfacing of Chestnut Street, between Riverfront Parkway and M.L. King Boulevard.
The new bicycle facility is part of the North-South Bicycle Corridor, which extends from the Georgia state line, through St. Elmo and downtown Chattanooga to North Shore neighborhoods and Red Bank.
Much of the new Chestnut St. facility includes a designated bicycle lane, which will help connect the Chattanooga Convention Center with downtown waterfront attractions and amenities.
“When the City’s Public Works department does this as part of a routine resurfacing project, the new bicycle facility offers substantial benefits for the public at no additional expense,” said Chattanooga Bicycle Coordinator Philip Pugliese. “Bicycle lanes encourage people to ride and they have also been shown to enhance safety for all road users, whether walking, bicycling or driving.”
The new facility also connects Bike Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System stations on Riverfront Parkway, Power Alley and CARTA’s Shuttle Park North, as well as making a needed connection to stations near downtown hotels and Finley Stadium.
“This corridor makes it a lot easier for residents and visitors to get around in a fun and easy way,” said Mr. Pugliese. “Providing safe and convenient access for all road users is a fundamental component of our transportation plan.”