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Following this morning’s Public Works committee meeting, Councilwoman Fullilove stated that she wants to move the “discussion item” about Madison Avenue bike lanes to the full council agenda this afternoon. She has been informed by multiple other council members and the city council’s own attorney that there is nothing she can legally do to halt our progress, but she is trying anyway to push for a compromise scheme that would endanger bicyclists and businesses alike.
Tomorrow morning at 10am all area cyclists are invited to join Mayor Wharton at the Memphis Farmers Market (114 N. Main) for a dedication of the bicycle racks City Parks Divison installed downtown over the summer. Come show your support for Mayor Wharton’s cycling initiatives in Memphis!
RALLY FOR GREAT STREETS
Friday September 2, 2011
Bicyclists meet at Overton Square parking lot at 11:45am to ride downtown as a group or Rally in front of City Hall at 12:30pm. This is a great opportunity to show the mayor what we think should happen with our city streets.
Madison Avenue survey online
Please visit the website below to share your thoughts on making Madison Avenue a better place for cyclists and pedestrians. If you can make it to the meeting next Wednesday night – even better!
Overton-Broad Bikelane Update
See the latest design concepts for connecting Overton Park to the Shelby Farms Greenline on 07-09! This will be a safe and innovative bicycle/pedestrian facility and urban art trail that serves as a catalyst for urban revitalization and business development. It will provide the connectivity for cyclists of all types to enjoy travelling from Shelby Farms to the Mississippi River and beyond.
Saturday, July 9 – 10:30 Presentation
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Share the Road License Plates
Cyclists in TN are trying to get a “Share the Road” themed specialty tag. There have to be a certain number of folks pre-booked to get it through the process. If you are concerned about cycling safety and haven’t already committed to the tag, please consider it.
A new pedestrian hybrid beacon will be installed at highly trafficked intersections along the greenways inside the City of Memphis. While slightly different in appearance, this beacon functions very similarly to a conventional signal in that it stops traffic to allow pedestrians and bicyclists to cross safely.
Currently, two beacons are being installed along the Shelby Farms Greenline – one at Highland and another at Graham.
Here’s the How-To for motorists and trail users.
TDOT, which named its first full-time bicycle and pedestrian coordinator earlier this year, wants to have your thoughts on a statewide bike route network. Please take the time to fill this out, it’s very important if your a cyclist.
When: Saturday, Aug. 22, midnight
Where: Chickasaw Oaks Village, 3092 Poplar Avenue, Memphis
Cost: $15 – $35
Age limit: All ages
Description: Memphis-based Meritan, Inc., (formerly Senior Services) will hold its 10th annual Midnight Classic Bike Tour and Lunar Festival Aug. 22, beginning at Chickasaw Oaks Village in Midtown, east of the Benjamin Hooks Public Library.