We're headed into the final days of National Bike Month, but there's plenty left to celebrate! We hope to see you at some of the great events, and we're looking for your support on some important projects.
Explore Bike Share launches May 23 - visit explorebikeshare.com to learn about the festivities and find links to help distribute the 600 bikes across the service area!
The Hampline - we've gotten word from the city that all the approvals are in place for the final construction of the Hampline along Broad Avenue and Tillman Street. We're excited to see this project come to fruition and make great connections through Binghampton and the Broad Avenue Arts District between the Shelby Farms Greenline and Overton Park. The last step is for the City Council to approve the contract for construction, so be sure to send your council members a note thanking them for this innovative piece of complete streets infrastructure!
TN Bike Walk Summit 2018 - the annual Tennessee Bike Summit has grown to include a focus on pedestrian safety, mobility, and accessibility! This year's summit is in scenic Music City, Nashville, TN, starting with an evening reception on 5/31 and a full day of programming on Friday 6/1. Visit tnbikesummit.org for more info and to register.
Memphis 3.0 Transit Vision - the planning team for envisioning a better transit system serving Memphians has released a new draft of the proposals based on lots of community input. The proposals are pretty impressive, with some lower income Memphis neighborhoods potentially seeing big increases in jobs access within an hour's bus ride. They've got some good graphics and info on their website, and most importantly, they NEED YOUR FEEDBACK. Visit memphis3point0.com/transit to see the draft and share your thoughts.
Last, but not least, unfortunately it looks like the city is rethinking its test of a Great Streets design of Peabody Place - and spending a fair amount to remove it and repave the street, less than a year after its implementation. You may have already seen our petition to support this and future Great Streets projects, maintain a Complete Streets approach, and invest in smarter infrastructure that provides more equitable access to our city for everyone, regardless of how they travel. If you haven't already, please be sure to add your name and show support for safer bicycling, walking, rolling, riding, AND driving - we deserve better, safer streets and transportation options! [And be sure to sure with your network!]