By Anthony Siracusa, Memphis blogger
09 October 2012
Reposted from Green Lane Project
Memphis, by virtue of its place among 5 other Green Lane Project cities, is a leader in the development of bicycle infrastructure in the United States.
And while many cities across the United States stack up mile after mile of bike lanes, if we measure progress only by the total number of bike lanes constructed we run the risk of obscuring the best part of the story. In Memphis, though we’ve built a respectable 45 miles of bike lanes in the last two years, understanding the municipality’s about-face helps frame the Bluff City’s recent progress – especially given the slower rate of turnaround among other cities rated as the worst places for bicycling in 2008.