Mark you calendars, folks, the City of Memphis is about to have some public meetings on what I hope will be another landmark bicycle/pedestrian bridge to follow on the heels of the Harahan.
The City of Memphis is taking the first steps to continue the Shelby Farms Greenline to the west, and wants feedback from the public on the design and appearance of the extension.
The scope of this project is from the Greenline’s current terminus at Tillman Street to Flicker Street. Due to the necessity of crossing an active railroad, the City will construct a bicycle and pedestrian bridge in between the Union Avenue and Poplar Avenue viaducts. Additionally, the City intends to build a new trailhead at Flicker Street, under or near the Union Avenue viaduct. Once complete, the bridge will allow the Greenline to one day push through Tobey Park, into the Fairgrounds, and possbily beyond.
A team of urban planners, engineers, and designers will convene near the project site on October 17th and 18th to set up a design studio and interact with the community. Members of the public are invited to attend the following sessions:
Monday, October 17
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Recap of Site Visit, Discussion, and Pin-Up of Ideas
Tuesday, October 18
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Design Studio Open House
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Final Presentation on Design Workshops
Each session will be held at:
First Baptist Church
2835 Broad Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
I hope to see you there!