Welcome to the home of the Memphis and Shelby County Complete Streets Coalition - a grassroots coalition of stakeholders working to make our streets safe and accessible for everyone - motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and public transportation users alike.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Mayor Wharton signs the Memphis Complete Streets Executive Order!
Mayor Wharton recently signed the Memphis Complete Streets Policy
as an Executive Order! This is great news: it means that from here on
out, our streets will be designed and retrofitted to accommodate all
user.We will post a link to the official executive order once it's on the City's website.
Here is aphoto of Mayor Wharton signing the order. Call to Action:
Please take a few minutes to send Mayor Wharton a thank you. Send him an email at AC.Wharton@memphistn.gov. Use your own words or use this draft as a guide:
Dear Mayor Wharton,
you for signing the Memphis Complete Streets Policy Executive Order.
I'm so proud of you for being a champion for safe streets that
accommodate all users. While I frequently drive my car, I am also a
pedestrian, cyclist and transit user. I am eager for streets that
provide me with many safe and pleasant options for how to get around.
like to walk, bike, or take transit to ____________________ more often.
Complete Streets will make it easier for me to get there. Thank you
again for encouraging a vibrant street life, providing healthy lifestyle
choices and making Memphis more livable.
A special THANK YOU to all of the members of the Policy Development Team for all of your hard work in drafting the order.
Next steps: creating the Street Design Manual....stay tuned!