Wednesday Mayor A C Wharton announced new plans for protected bike lanes.
Wharton says a third of Memphians say they don't ride their bikes because they don't feel safe on Memphis roads.
Memphis was chosen as a Green Lane city, and over the next two years the city will install at least 15 miles of protected bike lanes.
No decision has been made on the location of those bike lanes.
Memphis is also the site for the 2013 Tennessee bike summit, that starts Thursday.