Bike Lane

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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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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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RIDING UP FRONT

THE COMFORT ZONE At this point we’re past the derisive, “Why don’t you go ride your bicycle at x place instead of on the street?” At least I wish we are. I think that as a society, even in Memphis, we have come to accept the bicycle as a form of transportation. But as we […]

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KIRBY ACCESS

THERE’S NO ESCAPE It’s a fact of Memphis life that you will do some kind of business in the Poplar Corridor at least once a week. It’s not without its competition (looking at you Summer Avenue) but it is the de facto business district of Memphis. Perhaps city geography and 1970’s traffic flow culture can […]

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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 […]