Just get rid of the parking lot except for the handicap and school bus parking. If you want to enjoy the park, ride a bike or park on Front st and walk your fat ass down there.
And also get rid of the parking in Greenbelt Park on Mud Island. Its only dirt-bags gawking at the runners.
I really dont understand why the Zoo/City couldn't have used the land across East Parkway that was just auctioned off to a developer a few months ago. A simple parking structure and a shuttle train (like the zoo already uses) would solve this issue. Actually I believe there is still plenty of space rotting away between Sam Cooper and Summer @ East Parkway
"Apparently, lessons from Riverside Drive remain unlearned"
Riverside Drive functioned just fine with bike lanes, it was the squeaky wheel - busy bodies that likely don't even go downtown complaining to their city council rep that got it reversed.
While I don't disagree with the article, I find it hilarious that people of West Memphis are so against the bridge closure because of traffic backups and delays. I cannot remember a time when there wasn't some type of ridiculous Interstate construction project going on over there. I'm sure most are pork projects to line pockets. While doing all of these I-40 rebuild projects from Memphis to Little Rock over the last few years they could made it 6 lanes. The truck traffic is insane!
This article is nothing but CLICKBAIT! Its sole purpose is to ignite the masses and get passed around on social media like a Kardashian ass photo.
Good job Flyer, I hope you make your advertisers happy
....."Looking forward, the study says the Main Street to Main Street bicycle path project will deepen the “racialized gentrification” already present in the South Main neighborhood"
Gentrification? for that to happen we would need a stable populated community to be forced out by higher rents, new businesses and so on. There was nothing in the South Main district during the 70s,80s and 90's. This was never a poor black neighborhood.
South Main was THE central hub of the city for the 1st half of the 19th century. It just happened to get abandoned and went to hell after the 1960's.
It was thriving with businesses, hotels and restaurants. The area had an incredible, majestic train station that was torn down for that ugly as hell USPS facility. Its simple rejuvenation that's happening
"Hopefully, America won't be saddled with the burden of environmental profiteers and their bought-and-paid-for political puppets and unelected self-serving bureaucrats on January 21st, 2017. Maybe the economic insanity of not using America's vast and most abundant natural resource of coal to produce cheap power will then cease"
Damn Nightcrawler - are you really that naive? As if the natural gas cartel isn't involved in politics and bribery. I'm sure TVA's palms were heavily greased for this vote. Do you think the effects of fracking are a made up conspiracy by environmentalist?
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