The Hampline — a project nearly a decade in the making — is finally here!
The Hampline is a nearly two-mile long bicycle and pedestrian corridor that effectively extends the Shelby Farms Greenline through Binghampton, down Broad Ave., and into Overton Park. The route consists of Tillman St. from Broad Ave. to the Shelby Farms Greenline, and Broad Ave. from its western terminus to Tillman Street. These street segments feature raised medians separating a two-way cycle track from motor vehicles, enhanced on-street pedestrian crossings, upgrades for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and landscaping. The project also features the City’s first bicycle-specific traffic signals at Sam Cooper Blvd. and Hale Ave./Johnson Ave.
The project represents a $2 million public-private investment in Binghampton. Of those funds, $75,000 were crowdsourced from individual Memphians in support of the project. The Hampline has received international attention for its innovation in design and project delivery, and has landed on a number of lists including “Seven Bike Lanes that Could Revolutionize Urban Landscapes” and “World’s Best Urban Bike Paths”.
For an illustrative timeline of the project’s history, from inception in 2010 to the final design in 2019, download this slide presentation from the February 5th and 6th public meetings.
You may also follow along with our own documentation of The Hampline story as it cameoed on this blog over the last decade.
OCTOBER 16, 2013 PUBLIC FUNDRAISING EFFORT UNDERWAY
FEBRUARY 19, 2014 HAMPLINE GROUNDBREAKING
JUNE 23, 2015 119545.01 CMAQ – BICYCLE LANES (THE HAMPLINE)
FEBRUARY 8, 2019 THE HAMPLINE IS HAPPENING
MARCH 6, 2019 HAMPLINE UPDATE: HERE WE GO
JUNE 6, 2020 WE’RE NEARLY THERE: AN UPDATE