- Local biking guru Anthony Siracusa has a great article in today’s Commercial Appeal about the status of community cycling efforts in Memphis.
- Several articles have appeared lately about the walking and biking lanes that are to be installed on the Harahan Bridge (which I’ve just discovered has its own Facebook page – who knew?) in the near future. Â I am so excited about being able to bike to Arkansas – and eventually to New Orleans – I can hardly stand it.
- There’s a meeting Wednesday, 2 March at 5:30 PM at the Church Health Center on Union Avenue about the plans for pedestrian and biking infrastructure in the area. Â Kyle Wagenschutz and other folks from the Memphis MPO will be soliciting input from the public about what sort of facilities we want. Â I’ll be there and I hope you will be too.
- I’m way behind in posting about the controversy surrounding the installation of bike lanes on Madison Avenue through Midtown, but here’s a great letter to the editors of the CA on just that topic.
- Here’s a great article from the U.S. Department of Transportation on the benefits of bicycle infrastructure. Â I haven’t had a chance to fully read it, but I like what I see so far.
Well this just makes me drool and shiver with delight. Â A 600-mile biking trail from Memphis to New Orleans?!?! Â That means I could bike to the Big Easy for a hurricane and be back in … oh, maybe a month. Â Fine. Â I don’t have any plans to bike 600 miles anytime soon. Â At least not in one day. Â But still. Â We already have a nationwide interstate highway system for cars … why not one for bikes?
Here’s some exciting news about biking in Memphis (and Arkansas) from today’s Commercial Appeal. Â I love the idea of being able to bike across state lines (and a major river) on dedicated biking and walking paths. Â Let’s hope this happens.