Overton Broad Connector Meeting by Livable Memphis

Overton Broad Connector Meeting by Livable Memphis

From Livable Memphis:

Public Design Review for the Overton Broad Connector – Thursday, August 16

Did you know? Broad Avenue and Tillman Street in the Binghampton Neighborhood are scheduled for new street infrastructurenext year - including new pavement, new parking, new bike lanes, new crosswalks and enhanced intersections! You are cordially invited to review the design plansand offer feedback to the project team!

Public Design Review – Overton Broad Connector (OBC)

(Bike and Pedestrian Cycle Track connecting the Shelby Farms Greenline and Overton Park)

  • Review the design for the first two-way cycle track in the Southeastern United States
  • Representatives from Livable Memphis, Historic Broad Business Association, Binghampton Development Corporation, Memphis City Engineering and the Transportation Planning Division from Fuss & O’Neill, Inc., will be present and discuss the goals for connecting Midtown Memphis with east Shelby County.
  • To be covered at this meeting:
    • What is a cycle track?  (hint – bike lanes protected from the traffic flow)
    • What makes Binghampton’s Overton Broad Connector special?
    • What steps are being taken with regards to safety for bike riders and pedestrians?
    • Is there room on Tillman and Broad for parking, traffic and bike lanes?
    • How will the intersections of Sam Cooper/Tillman and East Parkway/Sam Cooper be redesigned to support the OBC?
    • What plans does the Overton Park Conservancy have for supporting the OBC
    • When should we see something happen?

 Please join us for:

(option 1) Public Meeting & Formal Presentation - Thursday – August 16 (6 – 8 pm) at First Baptist Church Broad Sanctuary (2835 Broad)

 OR…

 (option 2) Informal Design Open House -Thursday – August 16 (2:30 – 4 pm) at Lester Community Center (317 Tillman)

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