OtherArea: Cooper Young
We could use some density in the city for sure. Right now, we're so spread out, it's hard to have effective public transportation. The city removing minimum parking was a good first step. An example: I know Last Burger on Earth has minimal dedicated parking and it does well with street parking and walk-up traffic.
It's very telling that Lipscomb didn't show up at a public forum to discuss the Fairgrounds. He just wants to rely on consultants and doesn't genuinely care about what Memphis citizens think.
Tulsa played their "tales" off, or their "tails" off?
This report just shows theoretical problems with bicycling amenities with no solutions. Thanks, professors.
I bet he's talking about Joe Brown . That guy is full of immature tricks like what Les described.
Beale Street Landing's development was probably mishandled a bit, but it was started under Herenton's administration.
That said, it's a nice looking project which ticks off several boxes: it provides good docking options for large and small boats, it has a playground (the only in Downtown, I think), it allows people to walk all the way to the water safely and it has a nice space with great river views.
Not a perfect project in its execution, but overall really nice.
In a few months, people are going to forget there were ever two lanes each way on Riverside. It'll be like the great scare about Madison Avenue: some people will freak out and then it'll be fine. Relax people, it's only one lane of traffic each way going away.
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