Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Update
Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization, Shelby County Government
The Memphis MPO is the regional transportation planning organization for Shelby County, TN, Desoto County, MS, and portions of Fayette County, TN, and Marshall County, MS. The Memphis MPO is responsible for working with local, state and federal agencies, the private sector, citizens and stakeholders to plan coordinated transportation systems designed to move people, goods, and services affordable, efficiently and safely throughout the MPO area. The Memphis MPO was established by the federal government to ensure that transportation decisions within the MPO area is performed in a continuing, comprehensive and cooperative process.
The Memphis MPO most recently adopted a Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan (RBPP) in 2014. Since then, jurisdictions in the Memphis MPO area have greatly expanded sidewalk and bicycle lane networks, Memphis was recognized as a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists in 2015, and the Memphis MPO received an FHWA grant in 2016 to implement a bicycle/pedestrian the automated counter program, among other achievements. The Memphis MPO released a short Bicycle Pedestrian Report in 2017 to highlight the recent successes of local jurisdictions and relevant agencies and to publish safety & crash data.
This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is intended to prepare a Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan that will build on the 2014 RBPP, the 2017 Bicycle & Pedestrian Report, and the 2050 Livability Regional Transportation Plan which is currently in progress. As an extension, the MPO would like to explore how the growth of Shared Mobility options such as bike and scooter-share impact safety & accessibility for bicyclists and pedestrians. The Plan should define policies, plans, and programs to assist the MPO planning area in becoming a more walkable and bicycle-friendly area while encouraging people of all ages and abilities to safely walk, bike, and to be able to utilize other alternative modes of transportation.
The consultant or consultant team selected for this project will be expected to assist the Memphis MPO in the preparation and development of the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The work is expected to reflect the best practices and latest regional developments that will guide future pedestrian and bicycle planning by the Memphis MPO.
The proposer is encouraged to consider documentation related to the MPO’s required transportation plans (specifically the RTP and TIP) available at www.memphismpo.org. These plans contain extensive documentation related to the MPO’s existing bicycle & pedestrian infrastructure, standards for future development, and projects planned or underway in the Memphis MPO area.
Information regarding this bid is located on the County’s website at https://bids.shelbycountytn.gov/.