Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Cyclists and Pedestrians Needed for Complete Streets Video

Posted By on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Madison Avenue is now a complete street, thanks to the addition of bike lanes last fall.
  • Madison Avenue is now a complete street, thanks to the addition of bike lanes last fall.

More and more Memphis streets can be considered "complete streets" as Mayor A C Wharton's office makes good on its promise to add bike lanes wherever possible.

The urban planning term "complete street" is used to classify streets that cater to all users: motor vehicle drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, and public transportation.

The Memphis/Shelby County Complete Streets Coalition is currently working on developing a complete streets policy for the city, which it will eventually propose to local legislatures.

To make its case for complete streets, the coalition is putting together a video to show how the complete streets approach can enhance street design and connect to recreation opportunities, like parks and greenlines.

They'll be interviewing experts in engineering and design for the video, but they also need ordinary users of city streets (i.e. pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair users, bus riders, etc.). To schedule an interview, contact Nicki Newburger.

The video is also being made with input from Memphis Community Development, Livable Memphis, and the Memphis Regional Design Center.

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