Upcoming education & advocacy events.
Accomodating walking needs to be standard operating procedure not just on Main Street, but in the entire city.
Thanks go out to Louisville Department of Public Works & Assets and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for moving quickly to address this important issue! Thanks also to Phil Miller at the Mayor's office, Terra Long at Councilman Owen's office, and Rob Haynes at Councilman Tandy's office. The thanks are for this!:
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Downtown Louisville has the most important sidewalks in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Not only are the walkers here incredibly numerous, but they're also the economic engine that keeps the state afloat. The business deals, the bus stops, the remote parking lots, the lunch meetings - all these trips have a walking component. So you would think that we would take special measures to keep walking downtown safe and dignified - it's just common sense.
Our elite cadre of CART photographers recently took to the streets to see how we're doing on that...
Here you see the long-standing Arena construction site. We're looking at Main Street between 2nd and 3rd. You can see they've blocked the sidewalk with a fence and some orange-and-white barricades (they're technically called "longitudinal channellizing devices" or LCDs).
A Documentary Film about the Past and Future of Transportation
Watch the trailer:
Need a map? Ekstrom Library is served by TARC routes 2, 4, 29, and 94. It is also served by a plethora of bicycle facilities. Coming by car? There is pay parking at the Speed Museum or the "green lot" off 3rd street right past the overpass on the left.
Help spread the word: tell your friends about it on Facebook.
The media blacked out last Sunday NPP Citizen Bridges meeting, but LEO refused to play along. You can read Meador's summary of the meeting here, with his signature editorializing as well.
Thursday is the big ORBP meeting, your last, best hope to be heard as a citizen on this topic. Come get in your 2c:
Thursday, April 8, 2010
10:00am - 12:00pm
IUS, University Center N, Hoosier Room
4201 Grant Lane Rd
New Albany, IN
Saturday, April 3rd - 11 A.M.
Meet at St Marks - 2822 Frankfort Ave.
All are welcome! Kids especially!
Reserve your seat now, they're going fast!
Clifton Community Council Quarterly Meeting
March 25, 2010 at 7:00 PM
Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, at Clifton Ave.
Presented by the CCC Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Committee. Contact: Cassandra Culin kyspring@bells??th.net, 895-5727
Today kicked off the public meetings on the TARC cuts. There were two meetings.
The first meeting at Union Station was packed. I expected 30 people. There were over 100!! People were polite but grumpy their routes were getting cut. People were casting blame everywhere - elected officials, TARC 'bloat', you name it. Nevertheless, I think the meeting was educational for most people there. The presentation was "folks: we're broke, that's why we're cutting your service". At least two council members and two mayoral candidates were there. The "Best Organized" Oscar certainly goes to the riders of the #66 Mt Washington / Sheperdsville express, who had signs, name tags, and maybe even a logo asking for their favourite route to be preserved!
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Mark your calendars for this important public participation opportunity! KIPDA conducts periodic performance reviews of their transportation planning department, and in the past these federal reports have been helpful in nudging the agency in the right direction.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking public input during the federal review of the metropolitan transportation planning process for the Louisville Metropolitan Planning Area that takes place once every four years. A public meeting will be held on March 9, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Blvd., in Louisville.
Here is a map. The TARC #29 goes right by, and the ultra-frequent #4 comes within a seven minute walk.