OtherArea: Cooper Young
I hope Scott Brooks doesn't read this and continues to play Thabeet and Perkins significant minutes.
Can't the RDC afford to do their own bike rack at a $40 million project?
People need to chill with the negativity. It's killing Memphis.
This place has opened and if you don't like it, you don't have to go there. However, don't think people want to hear about it. They don't.
I hope the mayor acts on the Riverside Drive recommendation. That would be a quick and easy change which could benefit the city. We've done all the plans, now we need to act on them.
One bike rack picture does not an argument make, John. I admit that Memphis doesn't have as big a biking culture as cities like Portland or Austin but you have to realize we've only been putting any emphasis at all on for a few years. Just 2-3 years ago we were named one of the worst cities for cycling. We've added bike lanes, but not a lot compared to other cities. As the infrastructure is built up, there is a chance for more bike riders. It won't happen overnight and there has to be safe streets before you see more bikers.
Also, when did you take this picture? If it was a cold day, then it would make more sense no one would be riding. On a warm spring day, I imagine the picture would look better. I could take a picture of Poplar at 2 a.m. and make the argument no one drives on it.
Bad move by the school board. Aitken would have been a solid choice who could have hit the ground running instead of being brought up to speed. He's good at uniting people, not dividing them, which is what we need more of in Shelby County.
Let's look on the bright side: Maybe it'll be good for hotel occupancy Downtown. Just kidding, this would suck.
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