This project’s final public meeting is tonight at 6:00pm at Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana (2115 Lexington Rd). Last week, we shared a project plan from the LouisvilleKy.gov website with three striping options for the corridor. Unfortunately, in the time since, our preferred treatment (5-foot bike lanes, 3-foot buffers) has been removed as an option. The only option currently being presented is for 4-foot bike lanes and 2-foot buffers.
Our take: meh. Not bad, but not great. Considering the goals of the project and the city’s stated interest in “complete streets”, it’s somewhat surprising that they’re moving forward with a project for 12-foot driving lanes (which will encourage speeding) and narrow, curb-side bike lanes (which will be inviting only to more experienced cyclists and which will almost definitely get filled with debris).
We encourage you to come out tonight to see Metro’s full proposal, hear their reasoning, and (of course) express your thoughts!