I don't understand the "no cyclists in the bike lanes" comment. I live in the Overton Square neighborhood and see plenty of bicyclists on Madison and McLean and North Parkway. Lots and lots. Every day.
Making Memphis more competitive with our peer cities includes addressing pedestrian and bicycling issues. Thankfully, MPO has produced a plan to do that, and is working to implement the plan. The quotes that you've cited indicate to me that city managers are paying attention to bike/ped issues. This is not big government telling us how to live. Would you rather that MPO just ignore this whole thing, and hope it doesn't matter to the future of Memphis?
I don't know much about TFA. As a lifelong Memphian, I know all too well about the problems with public education in our city. It sounds like TFA can be part of the solution. What can be done to get more TFA teachers into the Memphis City School system?
By Micaela Watts
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