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Funding for Bike Lanes Came Through from the Stimulus

Friends,

The American Economic Recovery and Enhancement stimulus package approved in the congress a couple weeks ago has trickled down to Memphis. Below you will see the routes which will have bicycle facilities in the Memphis Metropolitan Area within the next two years. We still have a lot of work to do to make Memphis into a bicycle friendly town, but this is a big step in the right direction.

Check out Wayfaring.com to see most of the routes traced on a map. First, locate Memphis, then, search “revolutions bike shop.” You can check out how the routes fit together by looking on the sidebar for “bike lanes,” “sign shared roadways” etc.

I’ve got a new blog as I prepare to embark on an adventure across the globe. Check it out if you’re interested: anthonysiracusa.blogspot.com

Kyle Wagenschutz has taken over as Director of Programs at Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop.

Best to you all,
Anthony

Mr. Howard:

On behalf of Mayor Wharton, I wanted to share with you some upcoming MPO Amendments that will be taking place at the MPO Transportation Policy Board on March 26, 2009 related to Bicycle and Pedestrians. The staff will be recommending the following projects for funding:

Shelby County Government Projects
– CSX Rails to Trails – Avery Road to Farm Road – Construction Trail – $1.5 million

Town of Arlington
– Arlington Bike and Pedestrian Trail Phase I – Arlington Middle School to Arlington Elementary School – Construction of pedestrian and bike trails and appurtenances – $350,000

City of Bartlett
– US 70 – Broadway Avenue – Pedestrian Bridge Design – $50,000
– US 64 – Yale Road – Off Street Bike Design – $100,000

City of Germantown
– Wolf Rive Blvd – Kimbrough to Farmington – Green Belt Construction – $3.5 million

In addition to the projects above the MPO municipalities will be doing Re-Surfacing Projects and the following roadways will be either Striped, Marked, or Signed for Bicycle and Pedestrian.

Town of Arlington
– Airline Road – CSX to I-40 – Bike Lane

City of Bartlett
– Alturia Road – Summer to Yale – Yale to Constance a Bike Lane, Constance to Summer Signed Shared
– Bartlett Blvd – South City Limits to Memphis Arlington – Bike Lane
– Old Brownsville – Ellendale-Springtree and East of Rockyford-West of Gailyn Manor – Bike Lane

Town of Collierville
– Wolf River – Collierville Bible Church to Byhalia Rd – Bike Lane
– Houston Levee – Bailey Station to Winchester – Greenway
– Wolf River – Byhalia to Riding Brook Dr – Bike Lane

City of Germantown
– Farmington – Wolf River to Germantown – Wide outside lane Germantown to Exeter and Corbin to Wolf River

City of Memphis
– Perkins Extended – Walnut Grove to Poplar – Signed Shared Road Markings
– Vollintine – Ayers to Bellevue – Wide Outside Lane
– Peabody – Bellevue to Diana – Bike Lane
– Waring – Wells Station to Summer – Bike Lane
– Wells Station – Waring to Watts – Bike Lane
– Front – Union to EG Patterson – Signed Shared Road
– Norris – Mallory to Norris Circle – Bike Lane
– Germantown – Kingsland to City Limit South – Bike Lane

City of Millington
– Veterans Parkway – Raleigh-Millington to Navy – Bike Lane
– Veterans Parkway – North of Navy to US 51

If you have any questions about a specific project you may contract Tim Moreland, Memphis MPO Planner, at Tim.Moreland@shelbycountytn.gov or (901)379-7853. If I can be of assistance please don’t hesitate to contact my office.

Martha Lott, Administrator
Memphis MPO Coordinator
1075 Mullins Station Road – Rm 124
Memphis, TN 38134
(901) 379-7860
(901) 379-7865 (fax)
Martha.Lott@shelbycountytn.gov

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