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Author Topic: Sam Cooper Boulevard Through Memphis  (Read 7443 times)

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Re: Sam Cooper Boulevard Through Memphis
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2022, 03:22:02 PM »

Not that I would support it but I am surprised there hasn't been any group trying to convert this freeway to an urban boulevard with bike lanes and crap.
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Re: Sam Cooper Boulevard Through Memphis
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2022, 03:57:22 PM »

Not that I would support it but I am surprised there hasn't been any group trying to convert this freeway to an urban boulevard with bike lanes and crap.

Heh, the last time I drove on The Coop, there as some dingbat riding a bike in the right lane going eastbound as the freeway starts.  There was construction at that location too, so it created quite the fustercluck.  Not to judge a book by it's cover, but there seemed to be something going on with that dude beyond some kind of arrogant cyclist thing.
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Re: Sam Cooper Boulevard Through Memphis
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2022, 04:00:37 PM »

Not that I would support it but I am surprised there hasn't been any group trying to convert this freeway to an urban boulevard with bike lanes and crap.

Heh, the last time I drove on The Coop, there as some dingbat riding a bike in the right lane going eastbound as the freeway starts.  There was construction at that location too, so it created quite the fustercluck.  Not to judge a book by it's cover, but there seemed to be something going on with that dude beyond some kind of arrogant cyclist thing.
In heavy traffic in LA I have witnessed on two different occasions people riding E Scooters on the 110 and 101. Absolutely nuts. If traffic picks back up again that becomes life and death. Not denying that it wouldn't fun while traffic is at a standstill but you won't see me doing that.
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Re: Sam Cooper Boulevard Through Memphis
« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2022, 12:31:11 AM »

There's nothing really along Sam Cooper that would warrant a logical termini for an Interstate...no major traffic generators or major public/port/intermodel facilities and no cross-roads that are on the National Highway System.  At best, you could possibly convince TDOT to give it a TN x40 route number...340 is taken but 540 is available.
personally i see the sam cooper blvd and it leads right into the memphis zoo, which is technically a city park but if you think about it, its a tourist attraction as well. road around overton park could be turned into a giant 1 way oval that funnels traffic around the park, perhaps with a cute roundabout at the end of sam cooper.
at the same time, the rest could be a spur freeway, 2 laned each way, not very big, kinda similar to Ellington parkway in nashville. the only downside would be it could be a traffic generator as people would see it as a spur to I-40 east.
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