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Memphis Better Streets Project to hold public design charrette

Memphis Better Streets Project to hold public design charrette

The City of Memphis Bikeway and Pedestrian Program will present the charrette for the Memphis Better Streets Project to seek community feedback and unveil potential street improvements from September 19-22.

In alignment with the Memphis 3.0 plan, the $8 million project is federally funded through a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant, and focuses on pedestrian and traffic safety along the Watkins-Cleveland-Bellevue corridor. The corridor begins near the intersection of Chelsea Street and North Watkins Street and includes Cleveland Avenue, Bellevue Boulevard and ends on Elvis Presley Boulevard.

Research and engagement activities with corridor residents have been conducted to determine key areas of improvement. The charrette will culminate the exploratory phase by offering a number of engagement opportunities, including a group run through the project area, a walking tour and “Testing Together” events to demonstrate street improvements in various areas.  

“Community input has been the center of this project and the charrette is a key component to present our findings,” said Nicholas Oyler, Bikeway and Pedestrian Program Manager. “We’re inviting everyone who lives, works or plays in the corridor to learn more about the project and continue to weigh in on the potential investments in pedestrian and traffic safety.”

All events are open to the public. For more information or to RSVP for events, visit or text MEMSTREETS to 22828.

WHEN/WHERE: Events will be held from September 19-22 at 1348 Studios, located at 1348 Madison Avenue. Visit for more details.

Memphis Better Streets Project is part of The City of Memphis’ Bikeway and Pedestrian Program, which is responsible for improving conditions for walking and bicycling in the City of Memphis.