Memphis, TN, where I live, has made some major improvements to biking and pedestrian infrastructure over the past few years. Here are some nice shots of the newly reconfigured Riverside Drive: 11 photos from Memphis? inspiring new car-free corridor along the Mississippi | PeopleForBikes. It used to be a four-lane divided roadway. What they've done is put two lanes of motorized traffic on one side of the divide and turned the other side into a non-motorized roadway. Very nice. My spouse and I have considered a move to the South Main area of town, and this change in Riverside Drive would make for a very pleasant commute route for me.
We've also got some nice changes coming to Overton Park in Mid-town, which is part of my current commute: Entrances and Access | Overton Park. This is the park I cut through to get to campus. They're improving the entrance I use, which means I'll be able to skip a 100-yard ride along a *very* busy six-lane road. The exit I use is also getting an upgrade in the from of a crosswalk between the park and the campus.
Things are looking up in Memphis!