This list serves as a sounding board for pedestrian issues in Louisville. Discussion of pedestrian issues usually focuses on the so-called five 'E's: Education, Encouragement, Engineering, Enforcement, and Evaluation. Also, obviously, we mean to include not just people walking, but also people using a wheelchair and running. (Bicyclists please go here or here instead).
Please call the capitol message line at 1-800-372-7181 and ask your legislators to support Kentucky's Complete Streets bill, SB 133. It will soon be heard in front of the Senate Transportation Committee. Finally, go fill out this survey so you can communicate with the other supporters.
The project is supposedly proceeding this spring, after the Sherman Minton reopens.
Thanks to the more than three score people who came out that night to support the project!
Don't forget to sign the petition.
Some supporters of the project / Courtesy Kirk Kandle
This online petition is being organized through Tina Ward-Pugh's office. Please take a moment to sign it.
Some businesses are attempting to organize against the Brownsboro Road Diet.
|Who||You and all the friends you're about to invite...
|What||Rock the 9th District Community Forum|
|When||Wednesday, Jan 25th
Forum starts: 6:00 pm
Diet topic starts: 6:20~6:30 pm?
Kentucky School for the Blind Auditorium
1867 Frankfort Avenue
(TARC #15, #19)
|Why||Walking without Fear|
|How||Applaud the presentation. Wear one of our stickers. If there's opportunity to comment, come forward and say "I Support the Sidewalk and Road Diet."|
Firsty, the Brownsboro Sidewalk & Road Diet is up for final approval by Metro Council. Clifton [Heights] Community Councils are calling for public turn-out at the meetings, to hold signs and wear stickers. Be there or send the council a message of support.
Secondy, there will then be an immediate victory-party at Car Free Happy Hour:
Thursday, May 19th at 2:00 pm in Metro Council Chambers, a metro council subcomittee will examine the Brownsboro Road Sidewalk and Road Diet. If it is passed, and if the Mayor's budget address does not interfere, then it should be on the full Metro Council agenda on Thursday, May 26th at 6:00 pm. Both events held in Old City Hall.
The neighborhood organizations are asking for people to come out and show support. However, the only opportunity to speak will be at the full metro council meeting on the 26th, which you must call ahead to request. We'll see about getting signs again, so you can show your support without speaking.
Note: this is an update to a previous post.
Updated Again: new time has been found!
Updated: Event has been cancelled!
Cancelled: Thursday, May 5th Transportation/Public Works Committee Meeting, 2pm - please plan to attend
Probably Cancelled: Thursday, May 12th Metro Council Meeting, 6pm - please plan to attend
Approximately 75 supporters gathered tonight to hear details on the Brownsboro Road Diet and Sidewalk project. The project is expected to break ground this summer. This news was met with enthusiastic applause from the crowd, whose only complaint was that the project wasn't already complete!