Explore Bike Share Announces Locations for First 60 Stations

Explore Bike Share Announces Locations for First 60 Stations

The locations of the first 60 stations for the bike-share system launching here in the spring were announced Wednesday by Explore Bike Share (EBS). 

The stations span from Uptown and Crosstown to Overton Square and Cooper-Young to Downtown and South Memphis. (See all 60 locations at the bottom of the page.)

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Memphis bike-share program announces prices, station map

Memphis bike-share program announces prices, station map

Explore Bike Share will stock 600 bikes at 60 stations across Memphis and West Memphis. The locations include Downtown, South Memphis, Cooper-Young, Orange Mound, Overton Square and Crosstown and were determined based on criteria including solar power accessibility, density, proximity to other transit options, neighborhood usage and suggestions from Memphians.

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The 9:01: Explore Bike Share reveals Memphis station locations

The 9:01: Explore Bike Share reveals Memphis station locations

There will be stations at major community destinations: Tom Lee Park, AutoZone Park, FedExForum, Memphis Zoo, Stax Museum, Crosstown Concourse, Overton Park, National Civil Rights Museum, Big River Crossing.

There will be stations at some smaller private businesses and community anchors: Memphis Made Brewery, two Midtown Kroger stores, Loflin Yard, Lamar Shopping Center, South Memphis Farmers Market.

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Explore Bike Share Reveals Station Locations

Explore Bike Share Reveals Station Locations

Explore Bike Share’s 60 stations span from Downtown, South Memphis and Cooper-Young to Orange Mound, Overton Square and Crosstown. The stations and bikes are being funded through a combination of donations from foundations and individuals, plus a $2.2 million federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant, said Explore Bike Share executive director Trey Moore.

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Explore Bike Share Announces Station Locations Ahead of Spring Launch

Explore Bike Share Announces Station Locations Ahead of Spring Launch

Explore Bike Share’s 60 stations span from Downtown, South Memphis, and Cooper Young to Orange Mound, Overton Square, and Crosstown. Locations have been determined based on multiple criteria, including solar power accessibility, density, proximity to other transit options, neighborhood usage, and ongoing community engagement efforts. Ongoing neighborhood conversations, as well as a digital effort in late 2017 to capture pins on an interactive map of Memphis, resulted in over 3,500 “pins” submitted by citizens for potential station locations.

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Ready to ride? Explore Bike Share unveils 60 station locations

Ready to ride? Explore Bike Share unveils 60 station locations

The new stations will be located in areas of Downtown, South Memphis, Cooper Young, Orange Mound, Overton Square, Crosstown and West Memphis. The organization determined the specific locations based on solar power accessibility, density, proximity to other transit options, neighborhood usage and ongoing community engagement efforts.

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The 9:01: Proposed bike share program on display

The 9:01: Proposed bike share program on display

 

The concept was studied by the city earlier this decade, but not pursued for financial reasons. Instead, a private group spurred by communications consultant Doug Carpenter, named Explore Bike Share, has taken the lead on bringing the practice to Memphis, and is introducing the concept to Memphis this week at a series of bike share demonstration stations around the city today, Thursday and Friday.

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