This year, Livable Memphis' Walk Bike Memphis program organized volunteers to conduct a re-write of the local bicycling ordinances governing Memphis and Shelby County. Sponsored by Councilman Shea Flinn, the new ordinances passed through the City of Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission unanimously. We hope you'll download a PDF file of the updated ordinances for your own files.
Part of the work involved in having new bicycle laws is ensuring that both citizens and officials are aware of the updated laws. To that end, Livable Memphis created these handy spoke cards for Memphis cyclists.
The front highlights the new ordinances for Memphis and Shelby County:
The backside of the card provides some helpful information about what to do if you've been in a collision with a motor vehicle. After a crash, most riders are quite shaken. A quick list of points to follow is often helpful in figuring out the best procedure for dealing with an accident.
We hope to pass updated pedestrian ordinances through the City Council and County Commission in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!