With Memphis on the coattails of being named last year’s Most Improved Bike City by Bicycling Magazine, the city's first two-way cycle track bike lane is seeking financial help from a crowdsourced fund-raising campaign.
The two-mile Hampline will connect bicyclists from Overton Park to the Shelby Farms Greenline, running through Binghampton. The project, which has been in the works since 2010, will have a lane in both directions and will be separated from the main road by a barrier to increase safety for cyclists. The line will have two miles of murals and sculptures, as well as art galleries and an amphitheater.
The development needs $75,000 from the public, but the additional $175,000 needed to break ground will come from private contributions and organization donations. In total, the Hampline is estimated to cost $4.5 million.
To donate, visit the project's fundraising page.