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Thursday, June 29 • 9:30am - 12:45pm
The Hampline: Crowdsourcing Connections to Revitalization

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This bicycle tour will begin on the Shelby Farms Greenline in near East Memphis. Participants will ride west, discussing the diverse neighborhoods connected by Memphis’ first major regional bicycle infrastructure project. We will stop in the Binghampton neighborhood to discuss community revitalization efforts with the Carpenter Art Garden Community Bike Shop, the Caritas Community Center, and the Binghampton Development Corporation. Participants will conclude by riding the Hampline through the historic Broad Avenue business district. The Hampline, protoyped by communty activists for the tactical urbanism event "A New Face for an Old Broad," is a two way cycle track that connects the Shelby Farms Greenline to historic Overton Park. The Hampline has been a critical piece of the revitalization of the Broad Avenue Arts District – an area that was economically depressed as construction of Interstate 40 began in the 1950s and 1960s. Construction of Interstate 40 was ultimately halted by a citizen led coalition and Supreme Court decision in 1978 protecting Overton Park. Attendees will conclude this bike tour with a final discussion beneath the ‘bike gate’ – an art installation that now marks the place where Interstate 40 stops and Overton Park begins.
*Bike Tour*
Mobile sessions do not require additional fees but do require advance registration. 

Thursday June 29, 2017 9:30am - 12:45pm

Attendees (14)