The Trolley's should be back online during the first quarter of 2016.
"In the U.S., a driver can expect to spend 58 cents for each mile driven, nearly $725 per month, to cover the fixed and variable costs associated with owning and operating a car in 2015... $8,700 annually" - AAA "Your Driving Costs 2015 Study"
Memphis' per capita income is $21,454
Home ownership in America is now on par with ownership in America in 1993... There are more renters than owners in Memphis. 1 out of 4 Americans spend in excess of 50% of their income on rent alone... More than half of renters spend at least 30% of their income on rent... Average Memphis rent $765 monthly.
The average Memphis monthly household MLGW utility bill is $234.40.
In the U.S. in 2013, the average moderate food bill for a 19-to-50-year-old man was $294.80 for a month and $251.70 for a woman of the same age.
Do the math and tell me again that bike lanes are an impediment to necessary transportation.
By Chris McCoy
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