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DIGITAL TRAILS

Overton Park Conservancy (OPC) has recently begun replacing the trail markers along the Old Forest Loop. The 32 sites will increase to 35 and wooden posts will be replaced by recycled plastic lumber posts bearing Overton Park Conservancy’s logo. Many of the old posts were missing or the tree at the marker had long since […]

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BIKE TOURS OF MEMPHIS

SEE THE CITY BY BIKE You may have looked at the cover shot from THE UNWITTING ADVOCATES and thought, “Wow, that’s a bunch of white dudes!” And yes, being the second white dude from the left I can factually say that we are a bunch of white dudes. The picture is from my friend’s birthday […]

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THE UNWITTING ADVOCATES

WHERE DO YOU FIT? Over one million Americans ride a bicycle at least once a year. A new study by Portland State University planning scholars Jennifer Dill and Nathan McNeil places these bicyclists into four categories based on their self-perceived comfort level. The categories are “Strong and Fearless”, “Enthused and Confident”, “Interested but Concerned”, and […]

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PARKING PASS

WHERE YOU CAN PUT THAT As cyclists and pedestrians we often have the opposite of a windshield world view: we condemn our city planners for building for cars instead of people. We think roads are too wide, distances are too great, and access is considered only for those driving. In fact, when we take subsidies […]

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BEFORE & AFTER: BIKE LANES AND GREENWAYS

AGENTS OF CHANGE C.A.V.E. Men walk among us: Citizens Against Virtually Everything. In my world they are the opponents to bike lanes and greenways who think that city and state funds would be wisely spent dealing with other issues, mostly crime. We seem like liberal hippies spewing bike lanes and connectivity and equitable modeshare and […]

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THE EAST ARTERY

ALL GREENLINES LEAD TO SHELBY FARMS In addition to the myriad improvements that Shelby Farms Park is currently engaged with in their Heart of the Park campaign they have tacked on an extension to the Shelby Farms Greenline that will give easier access to neighborhoods to the east of the Park. What was originally slotted […]

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BIKE SHARING

EXPLORE FAVORITE PLACES Explore Bike Share is a privately funded endeavor to gauge the desire for a bike share system in Memphis and determine how that system will be used by residents. The foundation of the campaign is the feasibility study conducted by Alta Planning in 2012. A lot can change in 3 years – […]

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CLEVELAND STREET – MEMPHIS’S FIRST BIKE BOX

LINES, SHARROWS, AND BOXES – OH YEAH We have bike lanes, sharrows, greenlines, greenways, greenlanes, and now a box. The bike box is a big green box that puts cyclists in front of automobile traffic when stopped at a red light.¬†According to the National Association of City Transportation Officials there are many benefits to bike […]

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GREEN ALLEYS

GREEN ALLEYS ARE THE PLACE TO BE Alleyways are an out-of-sight connection in Memphis. In our downtown they serve many of the businesses on our pedestrian-only Main Street, in our residential areas they are, for some, the “last mile” piece of their commute. No matter their location, they have a dedicated user group and see […]

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Mid South Greenways Regional News: Fall 2014

  Welcome to the Mid South Greenways Regional News for Fall 2014. Quarterly we celebrate the progress that our member organizations have made in the region towards advancing parks, greenways, and open space initiatives. We profile a local park or trail. We feature a new key partnership. And, we provide information on national best practices […]

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*New* Green Infrastructure: The Fundamentals, Prezi Presentation

Check out our *new* Prezi presentation, Green Infrastructure: The Fundamentals to learn more about our developing green network and the benefits it provides to our community.

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Regional News: Winter 2014

Welcome to the Mid South Greenways Regional News for Winter 2014. Quarterly we celebrate the progress that our member organizations have made in the region towards advancing parks, greenways, and open space initiatives. We profile a local park or trail. We feature a new key partnership. And, we provide information on national best practices to […]

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Regional News: Fall 2013

Welcome to the Mid South Greenways Regional News for Fall 2013. Quarterly we celebrate the progress that our member organizations have made in the region towards advancing parks, greenways, and open space initiatives. We profile a local park or trail. We feature a new key partnership. And, we provide information on national best practices to […]

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Regional News: Summer 2013

  Welcome to the Mid South Greenways Regional News for Spring 2013. Quarterly we celebrate the progress that our member organizations have made in the region towards advancing parks, greenways, and open space initiatives. We profile a local park or trail. We feature a new key partnership. And, we provide information on national best practices […]