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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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BIKE FORAGE

THERE IS A SEASON Over the past several years many of us have made the decision to eat healthier. It can be as basic as adding more vegetables and cutting out sodas. Or it could be full-on organic, non-GMO, local vegan. I’m somewhere near that side of the scale – I get my meat from […]

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OVERTON PARK COMMUNITY FARMERS MARKET

PARK TO TABLE Beginning September 3rd Overton Park will have its own farmers market. The Evergreen Community Farmers Market will be relocating from their University Street location to the East Parkway Pavilion in Overton Park. This means better access to local foods for the Binghamton, Tucker Jefferson, and Rhodes College neighborhoods. From the new location […]

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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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CHELSEA CANVAS PART II

THERE’S GOLD IN THEM THERE WALLS Now that the Chelsea Greenline flood wall has been painted it is already starting to draw visitors. But as a lot of the art exemplifies a style found on the many freight trains that still cut through Memphis this wall is stationary and it’s the current viewer and future […]

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NONCONNAH BLACKBERRIES

LOW HANGING FRUIT Look for the thorns. Better yet, watch out for the thorns! The branches, or canes as they’re called, hang over the pathway on this section of the Nonconnah Greenbelt undisturbed for several seasons. Blame it on the market crash of 2008 and blame it some more on the bad storms and flooding […]

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CHELSEA CANVAS

THE JUXTAPOSITION When building greenlines it’s the existing environment that often dictates where the path travels. Our allies seek out natural corridors like rivers and creeks and traverse their length or scan the built environment for abandoned rail lines and convert them. Working within these confines can sometimes seem limiting, so it’s no wonder that […]

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Trail Dedication: Olive Branch City Park

Olive Branch is getting a new trail for running and mountain biking! Join the North Mississippi Trail Alliance on Sunday, April 12 at 1:30pm for a special dedication and a City Park Road and Trail 5k . Come check out the new trail and help advocate for more places to run and bike in North […]

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V&E Annual Artwalk – April 25

The fourth annual V&E Artwalk will feature over 60 artists from the Greater Memphis area selling their crafts. It will also include a silent auction, large children’s area, local music, exciting food options, craft beer and drinks.  The Artwalk is sponsored by Midtown’s V&E Greenline and will take place Saturday April 25 from 11:00 to 6:00 at […]

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March Featured Trail: Grizzlies Riverfront Fitness Trail

After a very successful three-month trial, RiverFit will remain at Tom Lee Park indefinitely! Come check out Memphis’ first fully accessible pop-up fitness park that features six exercise stations (obstacle course, plyo boxes, ab station, battle ropes, monkey bars, and a pull-up station), a popular soccer field, and two sand volleyball courts. RiverFit is possible thanks […]

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Mid South Greenways Regional News: Winter 2014/2015

Welcome to the Mid South Greenways Regional News for Winter 2014/2015. 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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Construction Begins on Big River Crossing (Harahan Bridge)

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November Featured Trail: Riverwoods State Natural Area

Riverwoods State Natural area is one of 83 state designated natural areas in Tennessee. The State Natural Area designation only protects sites of the highest ecological importance. Riverwoods contains key wetlands habitat that supports a rich variety of native wildlife and plant species. The 21-acre reserve is an ecological island of wealth located near the […]

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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 […]