- 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.
As a former resident of Knoxville – I grew up there and went to the Farragut school system from Kindergarten through high school – I’m very pleased to hear that the elected officials in my old stomping grounds are considering taking a step toward making the town more bike friendly. Â The suburbs west of Knoxville are not terribly open to cyclists, at least as I recall: miles and miles of suburban sprawl with little in the way of meaningful urban planning. Â But at least Farragut can make this step toward encouraging cycling. Â Let’s hope it passes.