Memphis reported an estimated 13,000 people at their Better Block in November 19th and 201th 2010. Since then the area has seen drastic changes to the street including filled storefronts and the first two-way cycle track in the southeast with raised planter protection. They have also seen a slew of new businesses including a bike shop, bakery, micro-brewery, and ballet school. In addition to this investment, they received two separate grants to make culture-related street improvements. The leaders of the project also report that progressive changes have been made to Memphis’ complete streets and traffic engineering code. Additional reports note $8 million in new investment.
Now the community is making parts of the better block permanent and you can help them reach there fund raising goal and help build a cycle track that reconnects this community. To learn more and donate visit: https://ioby.org/project/hampline
Overton Park – Greenline Connector. Raising $75,000 from the public is all that remains before the most innovative bicycle infrastructure project within the US will be built in Memphis.