Complete Streets – streets designed to be safe for all users – don’t just happen. Without a commitment to building Complete Streets, we would continue to build the same high-speed roadways through our
Complete Streets – streets designed to be safe for all users – don’t just happen. Without a commitment to building Complete Streets, we would continue to build the same high-speed roadways through our neighborhoods. Thanks to our policy work and your advocacy, Memphis has a new commitment with the City to building safe streets for everyone.
Memphis Complete Streets Project Delivery Manual
A sub-planning grant through the Mid-South Regional Greenprint enabled BLDG Memphis to develop the Memphis Complete Streets Project Delivery Manual. The Manual is the result of numerous public input sessions, detailed work-sessions with multiple City departments, and many local street surveys. It will provide planners, engineers, other city officials, and private developers with design guidelines for streets, bicycle ways, sidewalks, and transit facilities as integral parts of the public realm. Perhaps more importantly, it will also clarify the decision-making process so that Complete Streets are prioritized early and throughout the process of designing and maintaining our roadways. To download the manual, visit the City's Bike/Ped Memphis blog here.
Getting to Complete Streets in Memphis
Prior to developing the CSPDM through the Greenprint, we partnered with the Urban Land Institute-Memphis to convene 40 stakeholders including government officials, community partners and design experts, introducing the concept of Complete Streets. From that meeting, we formed the Mid-South Complete Streets Coalition, a group committed to developing the vision and goals for Mid-South Complete Streets. The coalition ultimately converted this document into an Executive Order that Mayor A C Wharton signed in February 2013 instructing the City of Memphis to develop a Memphis Complete Streets Design Manual.
Through our collective efforts, Memphis roadways are getting safer for everyone.