RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors

RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors Known as the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Home of the Blues, Memphis attracts more than 10 million visitors annually. People visit from all over the globe to experience the culture, food, and history unique to Memphis—but there are plenty of opportunities to get in tune with nature, too. We put together this list of some of the best activities Hoop City has to offer to help you get started and get outside. 1. Experience the Big River Crossing One of the newest attractions in downtown is Big River Crossing: a … Continue reading RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis Getting around in Memphis is about to get a whole lot easier, as Explore Bike Share has announced an agreement with B-Cycle to bring a 600-bike system to the Bluff City. The system, known as the B-Cycle Dash, is expected to launch in the spring of 2018 and include a fleet of bikes equipped with a forward-facing touch-screen GPS that will offer route recommendations and directions. Once implemented, it will the largest bike-share system of its kind in the U.S. … Explore Bike Share, a nonprofit that was established in early … Continue reading MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes

MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes Memphis’ first bike share program is set to launch with 600 bikes by Spring 2018. Local nonprofit Explore Bike Share announced its contract agreement with B-Cycle, which operates 1,250 bike share stations and more than 10,000 bikes in 43 communities nationwide. In Memphis, Explore Bike Share proposed a service area of Downtown, Midtown, South Memphis, Orange Mound and Binghampton. The organization has a mission “to enter equitably and resourcefully for all Memphians and tourists — whether for transportation, health or cultural leisure.” Explore Bike Share was … Continue reading MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes

Flyer: “M” Bridge May Get New Lights Soon

Flyer: “M” Bridge May Get New Lights Soon Last year an anonymous donor gave $12 million to the city to upgrade the lights on the Harahan Bridge and the Hernando DeSoto Bridge. While the Harahan has been lit for some time, the “new bridge,” or the “M bridge” may get its turn soon. An application was submitted this week to the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board for the project. Details are below but feast thine eyes on what engineers at Phillips have planned. If you want more details, here’s the project summary submitted to the DRB this week: “Project … Continue reading Flyer: “M” Bridge May Get New Lights Soon

LocalMemphis: Nearly 250 School Children Received Free Bikes

LocalMemphis: Nearly 250 School Children Received Free Bikes Nearly 250 kids got free bikes at the Liberty Bowl today, but they had to earn them. 249 children in Shelby County Schools who had perfect attendance with no tardys for the entire school year received the bicycles. Thirteen elementary and middle schools were represented at today’s event. Some of the super students we talked to say the bike will help make their summer a great one. The Memphis High-Tailer Bicycle Club chipped in to get each kid a free helmet and t-shirt. This was the fourth year for the event. Shelby … Continue reading LocalMemphis: Nearly 250 School Children Received Free Bikes

CA: Portable hospital in Memphis will respond to disasters around the world

CA: Portable hospital in Memphis will respond to disasters around the world A 50-ton portable emergency response field hospital, packed in containers and strapped to three flatbed trucks and two trailers, arrived at a FedEx warehouse in Memphis on Thursday. The components of the hospital  can be pieced together with fabric covering, air conditioning and heating units. Within 72 hours of a global disaster, the mobile hospital can be moved anywhere in the world, said David Lusk, senior manager of Global Operations Control at FedEx Express. “When the hospital needs to be sent some place, we can put the containers on a … Continue reading CA: Portable hospital in Memphis will respond to disasters around the world

MDN: International Medical Corps’ Portable Hospital Finds Home At FedEx

MDN: International Medical Corps’ Portable Hospital Finds Home At FedEx Valued at more than $2 million, International Medical Corps’ massive field hospital has yet to save even a single life since it was constructed five years ago. That could soon change, however, with the addition of FedEx. On Thursday, June 1, officials with IMC and FedEx completed moving the hospital from Boise, Idaho, to a large warehouse in southeast Memphis, where it will sit in 130 crates until needed. “It’s a trauma hospital that is designed to be on the ground and operating (in a disaster zone) in 72 hours,” … Continue reading MDN: International Medical Corps’ Portable Hospital Finds Home At FedEx

MDN: Memphis Airport to Receive $5.3 Million Federal Grant

MDN: Memphis Airport to Receive $5.3 Million Federal Grant The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority will receive a $5.3 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The grant will help Memphis International Airport meet design requirements and install energy efficient materials for its Concourse B modernization project. … This grant will fund phase two of the design process and phase one of the construction, mobilization and demolition process. The multiphase, multiyear modernization plan includes passenger-friendly additions such as moving walkways, wider corridors, larger … Continue reading MDN: Memphis Airport to Receive $5.3 Million Federal Grant

MDN: Bike Summit Features Call for Changes in Push for Bike Ways

MDN: Bike Summit Features Call for Changes in Push for Bike Ways The city’s former bicycle and pedestrian coordinator who put the city on the map nationally for bike lanes and bikeways says bicycle advocates have to think differently. Kyle Wagenschutz is currently director of local innovation for “People for Bikes” – a Boulder, Colorado advocacy and advisory organization that works with cities nationally. Memphis is one of 10 cities the organization is working with over a three-year period. “We shouldn’t have to qualify between low-stress infrastructure and high-stress infrastructure,” Wagenschutz told a group of 100 at the opening session … Continue reading MDN: Bike Summit Features Call for Changes in Push for Bike Ways

Choose901: “RiverPlay” Pop-Up Park Opening at Memphis Riverfront

Choose901: “RiverPlay” Pop-Up Park Opening at Memphis Riverfront RiverPlay will have a variety of features including playing fields, basketball courts, a skating rink, and an area for Memphis’s best food trucks. At this new downtown hotspot in Memphis you will be able to rent roller skates, check out basketballs, ping pong paddles, chess pieces and other games for kids and adults. There will also be different programs you can participate in like yoga, fitness boot camps, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, theatre, live music and more. RiverPlay is a place for anyone and everyone who wants to get out and be active or for … Continue reading Choose901: “RiverPlay” Pop-Up Park Opening at Memphis Riverfront