The Ride Sharing Program should consider ways to encourage carpooling, car-sharing, and bicycle sharing through prepaid gas cards and an interactive website or service for linking potential carpoolers with a goal of retooling the current rideshare program.
*Shelby County Health Department's Ride Sharing Program, called vRide, reduces pollution. For more information about sharing a ride click here.
Update the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan to incorporate changes suggested in the 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan to identify bicycle lanes that can be easily striped, contain the latest design standards for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and be consistent with local municipal plans.
Hire or designate a Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the greater Memphis region to advance the potential of new bicycle initiatives, ensure that bicycle needs are integrated into plans and support the efforts of grassroots bicycle organizations.
*Kyle Wagenschutz, the city's first Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, was hired September 2010 by the City of Memphis and the Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization. Read more about Kyle here & here.
Organize business plan competitions to create local car-sharing and bicycle-sharing programs to test these ideas within Shelby County.
*In-progress. Downtown Memphis Commission brought zip-car to Memphis which is a car-sharing program. Shelby County Health Department brought vRide to the area which is a van-pooling program and has conducted a bike share feasibility study. Since the bike share program would cost an estimated $2 million, funding solutions are being sought before continuing.
Partner with intermodal rail yards, port operators, trucking companies, and neighborhood residents in high-freight volume areas to identify routes most in need of improvement and routes that need to be relocated.