Today, the City of Memphis releases its 2014 State of Bicycling report detailing what accomplishments have been made since the city first began making accommodations for persons using bikes in 2010 while also highlighting some of the upcoming projects and programs that will continue momentum through 2016.
Since 2010, Memphis officials have worked to improve conditions for persons using bikes and have embarked on an ambitious process to create new bike infrastructure throughout the city. The result of 71 new miles of dedicated bike lanes, shared-use paths, and bikes are increased bicycle usage (double the usage in 2008) and improved safety (number of accidents reduced by 35% since 2008).
The release of this report is coupled with an update to the website including maps and locations of upcoming projects and a new section on the city’s Green Lane program.
Download a copy of the report here.
The Hampline construction is beginning! Please join Mayor A C Wharton, Livable Memphis, Broad Avenue Arts District and other supporters for the groundbreaking event to be held on Monday, February 24 at 12:00pm. Construction of the pathway portion of The Hampline begins next week. This section will link Overton Park to Broad Avenue, allowing easy and safe bicycle and pedestrian traffic to move from Overton Park to Broad Avenue. The on-street portion of The Hampline will begin construction later this year.
The Hampline Groundbreaking
Monday, February 24
Green space near intersection of Sam Cooper and E. Parkway
Broad Avenue – After Full Construction