Public Outreach

Pizza with Planners — Big Jump Edition

Earlier in the summer – and with the gracious support of the Hyde Family Foundations and PeopleForBikes – eight members of the local Big Jump Advisory Committee traveled to the Netherlands to learn and be inspired. In exchange for the trip abroad, these eight individuals committed to undertaking a community project within the Big Jump focus area. With some groundwork now behind them, these neighborhood champions and stakeholders are ready to reveal their projects.

Join us as we learn more about the Big Jump in South Memphis, and as the eight community projects are shared publicly for the first time – and with citizen input solicited!

This public and free event will be held as follows:

DATE AND TIME: Thu, August 23, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Add to Calendar

LOCATION: Advance Memphis Warehouse, 575 Suzette Street, Memphis, TN 38126

REGISTRATION: Eventbrite or Facebook


Safe Streets Network Workshops — Fall 2018

How do we get to safer streets?

The Big Jump Project is a three-year, wide-reaching community development initiative with that destination in mind.  Through targeted investment in a neighborhood’s streets, the project will improve mobility options and access to jobs, education, and recreation. But to answer the question above, the City of Memphis’ Division of Engineering needs your help.

At a series of public workshops (see above), citizens will help the City prioritize and decide on street improvements in the Big Jump focus area of South Memphis, which includes neighborhoods such as Longview Heights, Mallory Heights, Riverview, Soulsville, South City, South Main, and more.  These improvements will calm traffic, and increase the safety of walking and bicycling.

The City is offering five workshops. The format at each workshop will be the same. Attend the one most convenient for you. A final open house meeting will present the findings of the public input and the recommendations from the City. A temporary demonstration project will also be located near the open house for the public to experience. Light refreshments will be provided at each meeting.