Will we have a city forever wishing its streets were superhighways, or built for people too? Tuesday, you get to decide.
For thirty years, residents of Clifton and Clifton Heights have had no way to walk along the north side of Brownsboro Road. The road abuts an overgrown cliff face, that makes it impossible to access the traffic light for safe crossing. After over a decade of tireless work by the Clifton Community Council, Clifton Heights Community Council, and the blind community, there is a chance to finally make this right: a "road diet" for Brownsboro Road, removing a vehicle lane and rebuilding it as a sidewalk. This is not considered a radical idea in most cities, but it will be a very big deal in Louisville.
You can not imagine the fear of crossing this road, until you've tried to do it at night with a tired 5-year old child and the only crosswalk a 15 minute walk away. Residents face this dilemma every day, folks.
If you care at all about balanced transportation, or neighborhoods being designed as anything more than superhighways, then come to this meeting and voice your support. Public support for this project will determine how enthusiastic government will be to do needed road diets throughout Louisville. A strong show of support is essential for Louisville to become a walkable and bikeable city.
|Who||You and all the friends you're about to invite...
|What||Rock the 9th District Community Forum|
|When||Tuesday, April 12th - 6:00 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. Hold one of our signs. If there's opportunity to comment, come forward and say "I Support the Sidewalk and Road Diet."|
Check out the big spread on the road diet in today's Broken Sidewalk -4-11-2011