• Sidewalk RidingThe City of Knoxville and Knox County allow bicycles to be operated on sidewalks
and in crosswalks, but bicyclists must act like pedestrians instead of vehicles
Bicyclists must yield to pedestrians and give audible warnings before passing
pedestrians. Bicyclists are not allowed on sidewalks where they are prohibited by
oﬃcial traﬃc control devices. Other jurisdictions, including Farragut, Maryville,
Alcoa and Blount County, do not have ordinances related to bicycles on sidewalks.
Th is typically is interpreted to mean that it is allowed, but bicyclists should yield to
pedestrians and be respectful