Hey people. Â Just a reminder that the Rally for Great Streets is tomorrow, 2 September, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, in front of City Hall, 125 N. Main Street. Â Here’s a TV interview of local biking guru Anthony Siracusa on Fox 13‘s Good Morning Memphis. Â Also, here’s another TV interview of Anthony on WREG. Â Whatever you think about bike lanes on Madison Avenue, I think we can all agree on one thing: Anthony can cold rock a bow-tie.
By now you’ve likely heard about this website, which is a great resource for more information on the issue, including a list of businesses who support bike lanes. Â You should also check out Our Memphis, a local organization that has some great ideas on how to make Memphis a better place. Â Don’t forget to email the Mayor and the Councilpersons whose jurisdictions include Madison. Â As always, be respectful in your communications with our elected officials.
And if you’d like to show your support on facebook, you can change your profile picture to this:
Sadly, I won’t be able to attend tomorrow’s rally. Â I’m really disappointed about this, but I’m under doctor’s orders to stay in bed and rest. Â Long story short: I was admitted to the ER at Methodist this morning with profound lower-abdominal pain. Â I fully expected to undergo an appendectomy today (based on where the pain was centered), but the blood test results and CAT scan came back negative for appendicitis. Â In fact, the doctor couldn’t find anything wrong with me at all. Â He sent me home with a couple of prescriptions and an order to rest. Â Which is what I’m doing right now, even as I write. Â (Blogging and resting aren’t in conflict, are they?) Â I feel quite a bit better now than I did this morning, and my doctor expects that I’ll be back up and biking in no time.
So have fun and enjoy the rally. Â Don’t forget about the group bike ride beforehand; it leaves from the parking lot across from Playhouse on the Square at 11:45 AM. Â And don’t forget to take pictures. Â I can’t wait to see how many people turn out in support of making Madison Avenue a truly great street.