People. Â I have good news (and bad) for the Memphis biking community: the Shelby Farms Greenline will be receiving $3.3 million to be extended east to Cordova. Â This is awesome. Â I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been to Cordova in the five years I’ve lived in Memphis. Â With this new cycling path, perhaps my visits out east will become more frequent.
But here’s the bad news: $1.1 million for a bike-lane project on Broad Avenue was declined. Â I don’t know what this means for extending the Greenline west to Midtown – whether or not other sources of funds for this project have been identified – but it’s a drag to have this initiative not receive funding.
Have you registered for the Bluff City Blues 100? Â I haven’t, but only because I’ll be out of town that day. Â Get on that ride and support a good cause.
I’m not so crazy about e-bikes – I like an unassisted ride – but if I were to buy one, this might just be the one.
I promise I’ve been a good boy this year. Â I ate all my vegetables and made my bed every day. Â Now just bring me some MonkeyLectric Lights and there won’t be any problems, fat man. Capiche? Â Because I’ve got a u-lock with your name on it otherwise.
A bicycle mecca? Â Yes, please. Â Also, I did not realize that Anthony Siracusa rode across the entire freakin’ US of A when he was only 16. Â FTW, Anthony.
Don’t forget that funding for cycling projects is never guaranteed. Â It’s a shame that we have to fight for these dollars. Â Don’t hesitate to contact your local Congressional representative.
Drivers, be nice out there.
So, what is the difference between cyclists and drivers? Â At least in my state we have equal rights to the roads? Â Is there any reason to classify us differently? Â I think not.