A proposal to add bike lanes to Shady Grove Road between White Station Rd and Yates Rd was presented at a community open house on October 14, 2015. This proposal would have created dedicated space on the roadway for use by persons riding bicycles, but would have resulted in the restriction of on-street parking for adjacent property owners. Twenty-one (21) unique individuals provided comment on this proposed design. Of the criticism received, there were two dominant points of contention with the proposed design:
  1. The resulting restriction of on-street parking would inconvenience adjacent property owners and would not be a welcome trade-off for the addition of bicycle lanes, and;
  2. Excessive speeds of motor vehicles along this stretch of Shady Grove pose a current threat to safety on the corridor and should be dealt with through regulatory measures.
In response to feedback provided during the first round of public meetings, three recommendations to alter the proposed design were made that will maintain on-street parking and address the community‘s safety concerns.

Recommendation 1
Warning signs should be erected indicating the status of this roadway as a bicycle routes, alerting drivers that persons riding bicycles may be present while driving on this road.

Typical installation would include W11-1 (bicycle) and W16-1P (Share the Road) signs at the beginning of each end of this corridor and at periodic locations along the route. These signs will not interfere with any on-street parking regulations, allowing residents access to on-street parking as it is allowed today while also providing additional visibility to the presence and awareness that persons may be operating bicycles along the corridor.

Recommendation 2
The posted speed limit between S. Oak Grove Rd and Yates Rd along Shady Grove should be lowered to 30mph from its current 35mph.

The predominant posted speed limit along this stretch is indicated at 30mph, but this short stretch approaching Yates Rd increases the speed to 35mph. Feedback from residents indicated a high level of acceleration of vehicles through this stretch that carries over into the portions of the roadway intended for slower moving traffic, specifically as the corridor approaches Shady Grove Elementary School.

Recommendation 3
To further facilitate slowing of vehicular speeds, recommendation is made to install parking shoulders.

The separation of space on the roadway designated for parking of on-street vehicles and the portion of the roadway designated for the movement and operation of motor vehicles is delineated through use of pavement striping. This configuration would place a solid white line approximately 8 feet from the curb, effectively narrowing the motor vehicle travel lane from 20ft to 12ft. In the event that on-street parking is not being used, this line will provide additional traffic calming benefits as shown through other applications in Memphis.

A proposal to add bike lanes to Shady Grove Road between White Station Rd and Yates Rd was presented at a community open house on October 14, 2015. This proposal would have created dedicated space on the roadway for use by persons riding bicycles, but would have resulted in the restriction of on-street parking for adjacent property owners. Twenty-one (21) unique individuals provided comment on this proposed design. Of the criticism received, there were two dominant points of contention with the proposed design: <br>
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<li>The resulting restriction of on-street parking would inconvenience adjacent property owners and would not be a welcome trade-off for the addition of bicycle lanes, and;</li>
<li>Excessive speeds of motor vehicles along this stretch of Shady Grove pose a current threat to safety on the corridor and should be dealt with through regulatory measures.</li>
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In response to feedback provided during the first round of public meetings, three recommendations to alter the proposed design were made that will maintain on-street parking and address the community‘s safety concerns.<br><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Recommendation 1</strong></span><br><em>Warning signs should be erected indicating the status of this roadway as a bicycle routes, alerting drivers that persons riding bicycles may be present while driving on this road.</em> <br><br>Typical installation would include W11-1 (bicycle) and W16-1P (Share the Road) signs at the beginning of each end of this corridor and at periodic locations along the route. These signs will not interfere with any on-street parking regulations, allowing residents access to on-street parking as it is allowed today while also providing additional visibility to the presence and awareness that persons may be operating bicycles along the corridor. <br><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Recommendation 2</strong></span><br> <em>The posted speed limit between S. Oak Grove Rd and Yates Rd along Shady Grove should be lowered to 30mph from its current 35mph.</em> <br><br>The predominant posted speed limit along this stretch is indicated at 30mph, but this short stretch approaching Yates Rd increases the speed to 35mph. Feedback from residents indicated a high level of acceleration of vehicles through this stretch that carries over into the portions of the roadway intended for slower moving traffic, specifically as the corridor approaches Shady Grove Elementary School. <br><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Recommendation 3</strong></span><br><em>To further facilitate slowing of vehicular speeds, recommendation is made to install parking shoulders.</em> <br><br>The separation of space on the roadway designated for parking of on-street vehicles and the portion of the roadway designated for the movement and operation of motor vehicles is delineated through use of pavement striping. This configuration would place a solid white line approximately 8 feet from the curb, effectively narrowing the motor vehicle travel lane from 20ft to 12ft. In the event that on-street parking is not being used, this line will provide additional traffic calming benefits as shown through other applications in Memphis.

* 1. What is your first name?

* 2. What is your last name?

* 3. What is your street address?

* 4. What is your phone number?

* 5. What is your email address?

* 6. Are you supportive of Recommendation 1?
Warning signs should be erected indicating the status of this roadway as a bicycle routes.

* 7. Please provide any comments related to Recommendation 1.

* 8. Are you supportive of Recommendation 2?
The posted speed limit between S. Oak Grove Rd and Yates Rd should be lowered to 30mph.

* 9. Please provide any comments related to Recommendation 2.

* 10. Are you supportive of Recommendation 3?
To further facilitate slowing of vehicular speeds, parking shoulders should be installed.

* 11. Please provide any comments related to Recommendation 3.

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