Community Development Council

Livable Memphis

Community Development Council

Livable Memphis

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. Livable 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. 

Livable 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 Livable 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.


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