As Memphis founders signed the city's charter, they knew their place on the bluff was an ideal location for a port. They likely didn't foresee that they were laying the groundwork for Memphis to become a vital component of the global and continental transportation and logistics network. Our city is now a crossroads of commerce and traffic with an unsurpassed combination of air, rail, land and water shipping possibilities. While we're a top-rated logistics, distribution and shipping hub with one the busiest cargo airports in the world, Memphis has struggled with how to best move people. With a new focus on bettering public transportation and reinvesting in infrastructure, our leaders are looking to help us get around, too.
But the most exciting changes in Memphis transportation aren't motorized. Businesses, government and non-profits have teamed up to bring Memphis mobility into the 21st century with bike lanes and pedestrian projects that connect our neighborhoods, protect our environment and get Memphians moving.