Monday, October 14, 2013

Greenline Connector to Crowdsource $75,000

Posted By on Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 4:19 PM

A rendering of the Hampline shows the two-lane design and physical barrier that distinguishes the project from standard bike lanes.
  • A rendering of the Hampline shows the two-lane design and physical barrier that distinguishes the project from standard bike lanes.

With Memphis on the coattails of being named last year’s Most Improved Bike City by Bicycling Magazine, the city's first two-way cycle track bike lane is seeking financial help from a crowdsourced fund-raising campaign.

The two-mile Hampline will connect bicyclists from Overton Park to the Shelby Farms Greenline, running through Binghampton. The project, which has been in the works since 2010, will have a lane in both directions and will be separated from the main road by a barrier to increase safety for cyclists. The line will have two miles of murals and sculptures, as well as art galleries and an amphitheater.

The development needs $75,000 from the public, but the additional $175,000 needed to break ground will come from private contributions and organization donations. In total, the Hampline is estimated to cost $4.5 million.

To donate, visit the project's fundraising page.

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