The public is invited to comment on pending infrastructure improvements to Broad Avenue and Tillman Street. The meetings will take place on Thursday, August 16 from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Lester Community Center, 317 Tillman, and at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Broad Sanctuary, 2835 Broad.
Changes to the existing structure include the addition of protected bike lanes to Broad and Tillman in order to connect the Greenline and Overton Park. The Overton Broad Connector will be the first two-way cycle track in the Southeastern United States. Memphis' City Engineering Division has worked with traffic engineers from various cities around the country to focus on all safety issues.
Items on the agenda include: location of the cycle track in relation to parking, changes to the Sam Cooper/Tillman and Sam Cooper/East Parkway intersections to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, and plans to create a gateway at Overton Park and East Parkway.
Representatives from the city, along with Fuss & O'Neill Engineering, Livable Memphis and the Historic Broad Business Association will be on hand to discuss the design and answer questions and concern from those who utilize Tillman and Broad.