Lexington Road Safety Project

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!

Curb’d!

While we’re stoked to see so many bike projects coming onto the road this spring, the curb-side bike lanes continue to be a problem.

(1) Because street sweeping is so irregular, they often fill with debris.
(2) Because parking enforcement is bad, cars are often parked in them.

We’re seeing these problems especially near UofL (Hill Street, 4th Street, Cardinal Boulevard) and encourage you to (politely!) contact the city’s Bike Louisville department to ask for a more regular lane sweeping schedule (say, once a month? every other week?) and for better enforcement of illegal parking in bike lanes.

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