The City of Memphis is committed to improving the conditions of walking and bicycling. The Bikeway and Pedestrian Program strives to increase safety on our streets, and to provide more opportunities for active travel. We manage a variety of projects and programs, ranging from installation of bike lanes and pedestrian safety improvements to encouragement activities. We frequently collaborate with neighborhood organizations and residents to address issues related with walking, bicycling, and safe streets. The Program is housed within the City of Memphis’ Division of Engineering. Please contact us if you have questions, concerns, or ideas for projects.
Bikeway & Pedestrian Program Manager – Nicholas Oyler
Nicholas Oyler has been The City of Memphis’ Bike and Pedestrian Program manager for over four years. He has overseen several large projects such as The Hampline and The Big Jump. He manages the development of bicycle and pedestrian facilities through planning, design, and construction, and promotes urban mobility within the City of Memphis.
Previously he worked at the Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization, where he co-wrote the 2014 Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, as well as the Livability 2040: Regional Transportation Plan. He has also lived in Germany where he worked as a transportation planner at the Federal and regional levels.
Bikeway & Pedestrian Program Coordinator – Alex Uhlmann
Alex Uhlmann is the Bikeway & Pedestrian Program Coordinator. Alex grew up in Memphis and fell in love with biking after enrolling in the Tiger Bike program while getting his undergraduate degree at the University of Memphis.
He then studied at the University of Texas at Austin completing a Master of Community and Regional Planning and a Master of Public Affairs. While in Austin, Alex worked in city and state government on issues like zoning changes, a new land development code, and equity in transportation planning. He hopes to create a safer environment for walkers and bikers so that the people of Memphis can discover the many benefits of traveling without a car.
Bikeway & Pedestrian Program Technician – Jessica Buttermore
Jessica Buttermore is the Bikeway & Pedestrian Program Technician. She arrived to the Program from the University of Memphis School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy and their Department of City and Regional Planning. She received a Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) from that department in 2011 and stayed on as an employee, first as the Administrative Associate and later, as a Research Associate for the University of Memphis Design Collaborative (UMDC).
She has spent most of her life in Memphis, and much of her time here has been spent car-free. She is experienced in traveling Memphis by all modes of transportation. She strives to facilitate more equitable outcomes for Memphians through transportation projects that deliver safer access to our complex city.
Jessica assists with management of various projects and programs, specifically the Shared Mobility Program, bicycle/pedestrian counts, safety and education campaign, and data management.
Bikeway & Pedestrian Field Technician – Joworski Penn
Joworski Penn is a Native of Milan, Tennessee and have over 20 years of experience in Logistics with ten years of it in team leadership. He has also worked in private security over 12 years.
Joworski assists with enforcement actions related to the Shared Mobility Program, installation of bike racks and mobile bicycle/pedestrian counters, and other tasks in the field.
Bikeway & Pedestrian Field Technician – Donovan Poindexter
Donovan Poindexter has over 25 years of experience in Logistics and transitioned to the Engineering team with the City of Memphis. He enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and barbering.
Donovan assists with enforcement actions related to the Shared Mobility Program, installation of bike racks and mobile bicycle/pedestrian counters, and other tasks in the field.