Join us January 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Hall of Central Station, SW corner of South Main and G.E. Patterson, for our final meeting on the MRT bicycle route in Shelby County. In this meeting we will present a preliminary report on enhancing and expanding the Shelby County component of the 10-state Mississippi River Trail.
For the past several months, the MRCT in partnerships with the University of Memphis and the Memphis Regional Design Center has been involved in a systematic study of the Shelby County segment of the Mississippi River Trail. This study included a mile-by-mile survey of the existing route, interviews with representatives of local hiking and bicycling organizations, meetings with parks and recreation departments, and three public meetings that more than one hundred Shelby County residents and officials attended. The study also included interviews and surveys to determine a new route that will connect the I-55 Bridge with DeSoto County, Mississippi. Previously, the MRT crossed the Mississippi River on the I-55 Bridge and traveled south through Arkansas.
Using data from these research activities, the MRCT, and its project partners, has prepared a preliminary report on enhancing the Shelby County Trail which will be presented at a final community meeting that you are cordially invited to attend.
This final community meeting will take place on Thursday, January 19th at 6:00 pm in the Main Hall of the Central Train Station located at the SW corner of South Main Street and G.E. Patterson, across the street from The Arcade restaurant. Light refreshments will be served and child care will be available.
We hope you will be able to join us for this important community planning meeting. Please extend an invitation to others you feel may be interested in attending to learn or provide input.
This plan was made possible by generous financial support from the Hyde Family Foundation as lead funder and matching funds were provided by John & Estie Sheahan, FedEx Corporation, Sustainable Shelby and Shelby County Government. MRCT extends its gratitude to these community leaders without whom projects such as this would not be possible.
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