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By Michael Kelley - The Commercial Appeal -
Citizens to weigh in on connector for Greenline to park
Improvements to Broad Avenue and Tillman Street intended to create a secure connector from the Shelby Farms Greenline to Overton Park will be discussed in public meetings set for 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Lester Community Center, 317 Tillman, and at 6 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church Broad, 2835 Broad.
The design for the Overton Broad Connector, the first two-way cycle track in the Southeastern United States, is the product of the Memphis city Engineering Division working with traffic engineers from various cities around the country.
The agenda for the meeting will include discussions surrounding the 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, answer questions and listen to the concerns of interested parties.