Exciting news for the Portland and Russell neighborhoods, courtesy of Louisville Metro Public Works:
We’d love to see something similar on the Oak/Winter corridor that connects the Highlands to Germantown. This area could be incredibly walkable, considering the residential density and proximity to the Baxter/Bardstown commercial corridor. Unfortunately, due to the narrow sidewalks, parking restrictions induce speeding, and lack of tree canopy, this short stretch shuns would-be pedestrians. Tree-lined sidewalks buffered by a row of parked cars are great for walkability along busy streets — just check out what they’ve done for Cherokee Rd.
We’d also love to see this kind of investment (say, $800k/year) for two-way street conversions. Our downtown and urban neighborhoods are beleaguered by an antiquated one-way street network. With modest, dedicated funding for this problem, we could have the one-way network flipped in a decade.