project leader
overtonbroad
location
175 Tillman
(Binghampton )
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Thank you!

the project

Let's bring more awesome to The Hampline. 

If we exceed our goal: 

  • All donors names will go on a plaque

  • If we exceed by $1,000, we'll install a bike rack at Lester Community Center

  • If we exceed by $3,500, we'll install a bike rack and a bike repair station. Self service tools and air. 

Designed to be a safe active transit route, the Hampline is a two mile, on-road/multi-use trail designed for all levels of experience in walking and biking. It will showcase best practices with regards to protected cycle tracks - green lanes. By linking the western terminus of the Shelby Farms Greenline with the existing trail network within Overton Park, the Hampline is the essential link for the growing on-road and multi-use system in east Memphis and beyond with the on-road bicycle network west of Overton Park toward the River.

In addition to adding vital connectivity to the growing bicycle network across the Memphis region, the Hampline will provide residents and visitors with safe access to facilities and amenities in the neighborhood including the five neighborhood schools, Tillman MPD Precinct Station, Howze Park, Lester Community Center, Benjamin Hooks Public Library, spiritual and medical facilities, the Arts District, and the amenities located within Overton Park.

We are within five percent of funding the entire $4.5 million required to implement the most innovative bicycle infrastructure project to be built within the United States. NYC has a few similar cycle tracks, as does Montreal and Vancouver, B.C. But nothing surpasses the build that is schedule to take place linking Overton Park with Broad Avenue and the Greenline.

the steps

The project to build the Hampline has been ongoing for the past three years.  Most of this time has been spent on researching best practices with regards to building safe, user friendly bike lanes.  This research has included the City of Memphis engineers touring facilities in Europe courtesy of the Green Lane Project.  After all of this work, raising the last 5 percent of the funds required to build is all that remains.  Based on the belief that we will meet our goal, the following timeline has been developed.

 

Overton Park Gateway and bike plaza                                                 Fall/Winter 2013 built

Western Pathway (Broad to East Parkway)                                         Fall/Winter 2013 built

Art Enhancements                                                                                    Spring/Summer 2014

Finalize Construction Documents for on-road portion                       January 2014

TDOT and Environmental Review                                                         Spring 2014

Construction                                                                                               Late Summer/Fall 2014

why we're doing it

Memphis has positioned itself as a example of best practices and innovation for bike lanes in the United States. The City of Memphis is one of six cities to participate in Bikes Belong’s Green Lane Project specifically due to this innovative project. The Hampline features two miles of public art murals and sculptures, an amphitheater and numerous art galleries, this bicycle and walking track is located in the Binghampton Community ("The Hamp") and links Overton Park and the Shelby Farms Greenline via a state of the art, two-way protected cycle track. 

In addition to adding vital connectivity to the growing bicycle network across the Memphis region, the Hampline will provide residents and visitors with safe access to facilities and amenities in the Binghampton neighborhood including the five neighborhood schools, Tillman MPD Precinct Station, Howze Park, Lester Community Center, Benjamin Hooks Public Library, spiritual and medical facilities, the Arts District, and the amenities located within Overton Park.

budget

The total budget for the Hampline is $4.5 million.  The majority of these funds have been obtained via grants and foundation gifts.  The $75,000 request for help from the public will pay for the engineering drawings required to maximize the safety features for the cycle track as well as incorporate green design into the build (rain gardens for sustaining plant material).

 



RAISED = $68,642.79
ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3% applied to total collected online) $1,457.67
TOTAL TO DISBURSE = $67,150.12

 

updates

Thank you!

Thanks to PeopleforBikes.org for their donation of $1,400. They have been a great partner and champion for The Hampline. We are lucky to have such a great group working toward improving bicycling in communities across America.

 

Bikes, Beers, a Blender, and $6,500!

Thank you to all who attended our Bikes, Beers and a Blender party. We raised $6500 in just a few hours! We also had a great time while doing it; the Mighty Souls Brass Band played and we blended our own daiquiri's on the bike blender.

Special thanks to Bill Stegall for hosting and Mike and Connie Sherman for offering a $2500 match challenge at the event.

Special thanks to the Memphis Hightailers!

 
Special thanks to the Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club for their $2500 match challenge and helping us raise over $7000 in the first 5 days!!! We could not have done it without your support.
 
 
 
 

The Hampline: A Bicycle, Pedestrian and Art Trail

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

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