The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is considering widening an 11.5-mile stretch of the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265) between Taylorsville Road and I-71. (Oh no!!!)
The KYTC I-265 Widening Project page is here: https://transportation.ky.gov/DistrictFive/Pages/Interstate-265-Widening-Project.aspx
The online comment form is here: https://qk4.typeform.com/to/mZAE1C
The community meeting for this project is Tuesday, May 8 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Ascension Lutheran Church, located at 13725 Shelbyville Road in Louisville.
We invite you to write-in with your comments or attend the public meeting. This is a key opportunity for telling our state transportation officials that they should not (repeat: NOT) widen Gene Snyder.
There’s plenty of great research into why road widening does not alleviate traffic congestion and why it increases traffic speeds. Check out this article from Vox: The “Fundamental Rule” of Traffic: Building New Roads Just Makes People Drive More. And this recept op-ed in the New York Times: Cars Are Ruining Our Cities.