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Active Transportation

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Active Transportation refers to any human powered mode of transportation, such as walking, bicycling, etc.  It plays a key role in transportation planning and can have a major effect on a community’s quality of life. It can affect not only the public health, but also the economy, environment and overall livability of a community. Lowered transportation costs, reduced air pollution/greenhouse gas emission as well as the increase in transportation options are all benefits of having a strong Active Transportation network.
The Memphis MPO’s role in the region includes planning for and promoting active transportation modes. The MPO works closely with local jurisdictions, transportation providers, and partner agencies to address the need of active transportation infrastructure throughout the region.

Active Transportation Advisory Committee

The Active Transportation Advisory Committee (ATAC) provides guidance and strategy on the planning and implementation of transportation projects as related to bicycle and pedestrian travel, transit and public transportation, accessibility, safety, and community outreach.

Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is intended to identify the opportunities for enhancing bicycle and pedestrian travel within the Memphis MPO region. The Bike Ped Plan also serves as the bicycle and pedestrian component of the MPO’s Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).

Transportation Alternatives (TA)

TA provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, infrastructure projects for improving non-driver access to public transportation and enhanced mobility, community improvement activities, and environmental mitigation; recreational trail program projects; safe routes to school projects.

Interactive Webmap

This innovative mapping tool is comprised of three interactive webmaps. One map is a multi-faceted resource that identifies planned as well as funded transportation projects, MATA stops and routes, bridges, proposed and existing bicycle facilities, federal roadway functional classifications, municipal boundaries, and more.

The other two maps display projects identified in the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), showing projects that are planned to be implemented over the next 25 years, and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which identifies the short term projects that have been pulled from the RTP and are now funded to begin Engineering, Right-of-Way acquisition and/or Construction within the next four years.



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125 North Main St., Suite 450
Memphis, TN 38103
Tel: (901) 636.7190
Fax: (901) 636.7272

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