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."|
The Brownsboro Road Diet adds a center turn lane and a sidewalk by removing redundant travel lanes. The project extends from Drescher Bridge Road to Ewing Ave on lower Brownsboro Road - about 3000 feet. This segement of sidewalk has been notably missing since US-42 was widened prior to the era of public participation in transportation planning. The road widening spree destroyed much of Louisville's neighborhoods' functionality. For the last 30 years, residents have been trying to put the street back in a configuration that is safe to walk.
Road Diets reduce overall crash frequency by 19% to 43%1. That's because traffic moves at the speed of the most prudent driver. Road diets have been installed successfully at hundreds of locations all around the country. Locally, they have been successful both at Southwestern Parkway and Eastern Parkway, with another planned for Grinstead Drive. Road diets on roads with Brownsboro's traffic volume cause negligable motorist delay, certainly less than stop lights needed to build a crosswalk to the other side of the road, or the delay associated with the on-street parking further west on the road. The road diet is a win-win for all modes of travel.