September-October 2007 Newsletter
by Jerry Abramson, Louisville Metro Mayor
Bridge to Bicycle-Friendly Louisville
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson spoke on certain points:
- Biking makes everything about our city more personal. Cyclists get
a chance to absorb the neighborhoods, the parks, and the occasional
pothole in a way drivers never could. It’s a great way to get to know
- As biking grows more and more popular in our city, it’s important
that both drivers and cyclists learn to share the road.
- We were able to work with the state to fast-track these sharrows
on the Second Street Bridge.
- We’re doing the right things to make Louisville a bike-friendly
city. By the end of this year, we will complete work on the Levee Trail
— the path along the river from the Farnsley-Moremen Landing to
Chickasaw Park. It’s a $2.5-million project, and will run 25 miles —
one-quarter of our planned hundred-mile loop in the City of Parks.
- We’ve also spent more than a million dollars on street
improvements around Grinstead Drive and Lexington Road, and added bike
lanes around Cannons Lane, Dutchmans Lane and Taylorsville Road.
- In two years, we’ve more than doubled the bike lanes in the city,
and we plan to add more.
- We appreciate the input from you, our avid bicyclists in our city.
We’re glad that Louisville is a rising star in bike-friendly towns.
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