Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

Creating a Sustainable Transportation Network

With close to half of all trips in the United States consisting of three miles or less, the Memphis MPO recognizes that there are great opportunities to improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the region to accommodate such travel. To aid in this process, the Memphis MPO's Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is intended to identify opportunities for enhancing bicycle and pedestrian travel. The intent of the Plan is not to secure funding for every project. Instead, the recommendations should be used as a guide for local jurisdictions in taking advantage of such opportunities. The Plan relies on four main goals to identify methods for improving bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure including Safety, Connectivity, Accessibility and Mode Shift. These goals were used to perform a comprehensive analysis which resulted in a composite map displaying levels of corridor need to improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the Memphis MPO region. The Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will serve as the bicycle and pedestrian component of the Memphis MPO's Regional Transportation Plan.

The Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan of the Memphis MPO was adopted by the Transportation Policy Board on November 20, 2014.

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The Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan


Chapter 1: Background and Plan Development

Chapter 2: Bicycle Analysis and Review

Chapter 3: Pedestrian Analysis and Review

Chapter 4: Implementation and Funding


Jurisdiction Reports

MPO planners have prepared jurisdiction reports to serve as accompanying documents to the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The reports have been provided to the respective municipal or county member of the MPO as a planning aid and are available to members of the public interested in viewing the Plan's recommendations specific to their community. Each report contains brief context on the local jurisdiction, network composite score maps, as well as recommended policies and projects.

Desoto County

Fayette County

Marshall County

Shelby County


Resources & Related Information

Federal Planning Tools

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center’s Costs for Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure Improvements

USDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Assessments

FHWA’s Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide

USDOT’s Mayors' Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets

Transportation Alternatives Program

For information about the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), a major funding source for bicycle and pedestrian projects, please click HERE.

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Memphis, TN 38103

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