Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Riverfront Trails Could Get Signage, Other Amenities

Posted By on Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 12:31 PM

  • Riverfront Development Corporation

The trail from the Wolf River Greenway to the Big River Crossing could get new signage and branding, as the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board is scheduled to vote on the matter Wednesday.

Just under five miles, the trail includes paths near the Pyramid, the Fourth Bluff, Tom Lee, and Martyrs Park. 

click to enlarge Thirty-nine concrete identification balls will line the trail - RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
  • Riverfront Development Corporation
  • Thirty-nine concrete identification balls will line the trail

If approved, signs with mile markers, maps, trail identification, and other information will be installed on the RiverLine, along with water fountains, benches, and trash cans.

Identification signs for 10 parks along the trail, including the Vance, Mississippi River, and Crump Parks will also be installed.

More than 50 signs directing people toward the trail would be placed throughout the Uptown, Downtown, South Main, and South End neighborhoods.

According to the application submitted to the design review board, the new signs and other way-finding tools are meant to promote greater public awareness and usage of the riverfront trails, while creating a more comprehensive and connected east-west trail from downtown to the riverfront.

The project also includes installing a sidewalk to connect Martyrs Park to the Big River Crossing.

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