New Bike Network Map Released

Yes, it’s been quite a while since the last post, but here’s a good way to break the silence.

Earlier this month we finished the first complete update in two years to the City’s bicycle network data. With that, we’re proud to deliver a new citywide map of Memphis’ bicycle network: City of Memphis Bicycle Facility Network (March 2018)

The legibility of the map has improved over previous versions. A gray-scale background allows the various facilities, existing and programmed, to easily stand out to the reader’s eyes. Extraneous labels and content have been removed. Signed shared roadways, paved shoulders, and marked shared roadways are colored the same. These facilities generally offer the same level of safety and provide no dedicated space on the roadway to people on bikes. Facilities that offer this dedicated space are colored shades of blue. The darker the shade, the more separation from car traffic. Greenways and dirt trails are intuitively green and brown, respectively. Additionally, the map offers some brief tips for users.

This and future maps can be found at the Bicycle Maps page of the blog.