A new bike-share program coming to the city of Memphis officially has a launch date.Read More
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Memphis’ new bike share system will officially launch Wednesday, May 23rd, Explore Bike Share announced Tuesday.
The system will initially have 600 bikes located at 60 stations across the city from Uptown and Downtown to South Memphis and Orange Mound to Overton Square to Cooper-Young.Read More
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.)Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
If Explore Bike Share and the City of Memphis has their way, we could see more riders on the road in 2017. Prospective bikers can check out Explore Share at Overton Square 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and again from 4 until 7 p.m.Read More