Update: Story is false. Retraction.
Construction has begun on a sidewalk linking people and businesses in the Clifton and Clifton Heights neighborhoods. Space for the sidewalk was created by narrowing Brownsboro Road from 4 travel lanes to 3 - a 'road diet'. This is a key technique for creating walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and we hope that as soon as this project is seen as a success, we can start to look at road diets elsewhere too.
Activists gather after the Metro Council vote approving the road diet. The diet was approved unanimously.
This has been a long standing project of the Clifton Community Council, the Clifton Heights Community Council, and the blind community. CART and Bicycling for Louisville joined the push a few years ago as well. It is extremely hard for citizens to get their desire for walking and bicycling infrastructure through the heads of transportation officials, so this project went long, and I think we all had to do a lot more bird-dogging than anyone expected.
Thanks to all who worked so hard! In the photo above: from left, Christine Hughes (with Mindel), David Morse, Jenny Whitlock, 9th District Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, Bill Deatherage (with P.J.), Debbie Deatherage, Kirk Kandle, Barbara Henning (with Lorna), Adam Ruschival, Cassandra Culin, Bill Wright, and Anne McMahon.