Family fun this saturday. See BicyclingForLouisville.org for details.
CyclingProject365 breaks the story...
More pictures below the fold...
Bike Lanes are slated to be installed on both sides of Poplar Level Road from I-264 to Eastern Parkway. In a recent benefit-cost analysis performed by consultants for the city, Poplar Level Road bike lanes served the most citizens for the least cost of any bicycle lane modifications.
The plan calls for a "lane diet". The road is currently 5 lanes, with a 12' inner travel lane and a 14' outer travel lane. KYTC will modify the inner lane to 10', and the outter lane to 16'. Then Louisville will subdivide the 16' into two lanes: an 11' lane and a 5' lane marked for the exclusive use of bicycles.
[Edit: totally wrong information struck]
The speed limit on the road is 45mph - a rarity these days within 264 - and there are not as many driveways and intersections as some roads, thus decreasing dangerous crossing conflicts that plauge bike lane safety. Furthermore, bike lanes are also planned on Eastern Parkway, which would tie even more destinations together.
2009 saw the highest rates of county-wide bicycling and transit use on record in Louisville.
Source: The 2009 American Community Survey, via bikeleague.org blog.
Well, perhaps more "anti-transit song of the day", but we don't have a category for that. :)
Tired of hasty drivers running over your loved ones as they try to access the neighbourhood park? Cherokee Triangle apparently was, because they're installing assertive new traffic calming to reign in aggressive motorists. This huge new bulb-out is so large it's actually seems like it will become a little mini-park in it's own right. The walkers and runners we observed were enjoying a beautiful fall day, unconcerned with motor vehicles. Furthermore, that sidewalk link used to be slumming, running right up to the road. Now we're able to walk this intersection with safety, dignity, and delight.
With this, Parks proves once again that walking is not just an issue of smooth sidewalks and thermaplastic crosswalk stripes. Traffic calming is a great technique, and we don't use it nearly enough in Louisville. More pics when you hit "Read More".
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Tuesday September 14
@ Big Blue Country
426 Baxter Avenue @ Lexington Road
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