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Friday, October 18, 2013

MEMPHIS IS ABOUT TO BUILD THE COUNTRY’S FIRST CROWDFUNDED BIKE LANE | People for Bikes



A rendering of traffic on the Hampline planned for Memphis' Broad Avenue.
The most interesting bike project in the country just keeps getting more creative.
It wasn't enough that Memphis's Hampline, a combined on- and off-street bikeway through a redeveloping arts district in the country's poorest major metro area, was pushed by a unique cast of private foundations and for-profit retailers and visualized with a spectacular one-weekend live demonstration.
As the $4.5 million project heads into the final stage of its fundraising, it's also become what seems to be the first American bike transportation project that'll be paid for in part by crowdfunding.

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