Bicycling Programs & Infrastructure
Not too very long ago, Memphis was chronically listed as one of the worst cities for bicycling in the U.S. In the space of five years, our city has become a model for innovative design, the rethinking of roads as public space, and providing cost-effective infrastructure. BLDG Memphis is proud to have been a catalyst and leader in this shift, and we couldn't have done it without you – our supporters and advocates for change.
BLDG Memphis continues to be on the forefront of advancing an agenda dedicated to improving bicycle infrastructure and access. This movement includes opportunities for all interested in biking, ranging from casual or recreational riders to families cycling together to bicycle commuters and hard-core cyclists. We recognize that having safe facilities for biking is essential to making neighborhoods livable and connecting people to opportunities through a more complete transportation network. Some of BLDG Memphis’ key biking accomplishments include:
Successfully advocating for the hiring of Memphis’ first Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator
The Hampline - a two-mile bicycle and pedestrian route that connects the western terminus of Shelby Farms Greenline at Tillman Street in the low-income, predominantly African-American Binghampton neighborhood with the existing trail network inside Overton Park
Successfully advocating for new bicycle laws for Memphis and Shelby County
Encouraging the development and implementation of a city-wide bicycle facility plan resulting in over 100 miles of new bicycle facility infrastructure
Development of the City of Memphis Complete Streets Project Delivery Manual through a Mid-South Regional Greenprint sub-planning grant
Existing Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities
This map shows all the existing on-street bikeways and routes, greenways (shared use paths), walking paths and trails in the Memphis area. To view the full map with a legend, click here.