Walker Avenue Streetscape Enhancements

Walker Avenue runs adjacent to the University of Memphis campus and features several businesses frequented by students. The City of Memphis wanted streetscape enhancements to encourage pedestrian and bicycle activity while also increasing multimodal safety from passing vehicles. 

A2H developed a pedestrian-oriented Master Plan and design for Walker Avenue. Phase 1 of this project spans down 820 feet of Walker Avenue. A pedestrian plaza will create a central focal point of the enhanced area. Streetside parking will be modified to angled entry to help separate vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Other improvements in the first phase include the replacement of existing sidewalks with ADA access and limitation of curb cuts for easier pedestrian access to businesses. 

For Phase 1, A2H helped the city obtain a $529,436 Transportation Enhancement grant from TDOT.

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