From the President
• Schedule 2-3 community rides per year
• Mayor to help solicit sponsors
• Seek $55,000 in federal funding for Bike-to-Work Week
Memorial Day, Labor Day and an Olmsted Parks-related ride
• JCPS liaison to push safe-routes-to-school, other cycling initiatives
• New city web site/clearinghouse for all cycling-related info
• New system-wide bike/route map
• City to host smart growth seminar
Contract let to develop cycling module for elementary school kids; contract let for new Bike Louisville Web site, which will host city bike plan, route maps, etc.; LBC to expand bike handling classes to create more competent adult cyclists.
• Expedite detailed bike routes/facilities maintenance assessment
• Metro Council adoption of complete-streets policy, i.e. plan for auto, bike & pedestrian use
• Endorse bike-network map
Costs for maintenance assessment included in budget; administration to urge Council adoption of complete-streets policy; network map endorsed; road repaving to be evaluated for adding bike lanes; bike lanes on River Road, Taylorsville Road and Third Street-Southern Parkway-New Cut Road to new Metro Bike Loop are first priorities.
• Designate LMPD liaison for cycling issues
• Deliver focused training on cyclists rights, responsibilities
• Create database of cycling accidents, conflicts, etc.
• LMPD to conduct a visible enforcement campaign
Task force to work with LMPD Chief Robert White
Develop metrics and a plan to evaluate progress
Task force charged to develop.
The mayor has provided a tremendous boost to cycling in our town. Stay tuned for further updates. Get involved. Contact me if you’d like to know how.