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Planned Improvements for Bike Lanes, Bike Racks & More

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    February 26, 2017 8:15 AM CST

    "South Memphis targeted for bicycle, pedestrian improvements"

    Memphis plans to focus its funds and efforts on improving the bicycle infrastructure in South Memphis, said Nicholas Oyler, bikeway and pedestrian manager for the city. Although some bike lanes already are in place in the area, including on such major streets as Crump Boulevard, new ones will be added beginning this summer on Florida Street, Mallory Avenue and Dr. M.L. King Jr. Avenue.

    In addition, pedestrian-friendly curb extensions will be added at intersections on Mississippi Boulevard to slow traffic and make it easier to cross the street on foot. The city and Memphis Area Transit Authority also will use $150,000 in grant funds awarded last week to install bike racks along transit routes in South Memphis and elsewhere.

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