Second Community Meeting for Riverside Drive – TONIGHT @ 6pm!

103014 RiversideJoin the City of Memphis tonight, Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at MATA Central Station (545 South Main Street) for the second community meeting related to the recent changes made to Riverside Drive. A temporary striping pattern was implemented in June 2014 along Riverside Drive, between Georgia Ave. and Beale St., in an effort to make Riverside Drive and the Memphis riverfront safer, more active, and accessible for persons choosing to walk or ride bicycles.  The pilot project entails reducing Riverside Drive motor vehicle traffic from four lanes to two lanes between Beale Street and Georgia Avenue for 12 to 18 months.  The space freed by this reduction is now devoted to bicycle and pedestrian activities.

This community meeting is the second meeting and will include a presentation about data that has been collected thus far during the pilot phase including information about traffic volumes, traffic speeds, and vehicular crashes before and after the pilot was implemented. Doors will open to the meeting at 6:00pm, followed by a presentation at 6:30pm.

For additional information related to the meeting, interested citizens may contact Kyle Wagenschutz, Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, at (901) 636-6710 or kyle.wagenschutz@memphistn.gov.

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