Today the Mayor unveiled his proposed budget for 2013-14. In his address to Metro Council, the Mayor included general fund budget for bicycle improvements to city streets, including a "critical mass" of bicycle infrastructure to link downtown, Old Louisville, and University of Louisville's main campus.
In the coming weeks, Bicycling for Louisville will be working with citizens, council, Public Works, and of course our membership to promote & shape this plan. We look forward to lowering the bar to bicycle transportation.
update: "$300,000 for restriping roads to allow bike lanes, primarily between the University of Louisville Belknap Campus and downtown." - Courier Journal
Bicycle Leaf Catchers draws to a close tonight (Monday). Barring some amazing twist, Brian Deis is the run away winner of this year's contest! Congratulations Brian!!
Tuesday - Strategy Meeting
Event to distill Bicycling for Louisville's strategic tune-up into action items for 2013 - by invitation - RSVP needed.
Tuesday Dec 11, 6:30-8 pm
Urban Design Studio, 507 S. 3rd St.
Thursday - Old Louisville Streets
The Old Louisville Property Improvement Committee will discuss speed limits and bicycle improvements within Old Louisville. People who have been following this process are welcome to join the discussion
Thursday, Dec. 13th 7pm
Cardinal Towne Community Room (enter on 4th just north of Cardinal)
Representatives from Bicycling for Louisville have met with the Kentucky State Fair Board, and Louisville Metro’s Bike Louisville to try to figure out how to better accommodate and welcome bicycles at the 2012 Kentucky State Fair. We are disappointed to report that the State Fair Board did not respond in a timely or substantive way to our requests for improved bike access.
When: Wednesday, May 16 (Sign in at 6:30 p.m. Talks begin at 6:45. The Ride will begin promptly at 7:00.)
Where: RED LOT of Waterfront Park, near the base of the “Big Four” Bridge.
Who: Open to the public! All participants are encouraged to wear BLACK armbands in memory of those cyclists who have been killed. Also, any participant that as been injured while cycling on public roadways is encouraged to wear a RED armband. HELMETS REQUIRED.
Please call the capitol message line at 1-800-372-7181 and ask your legislators to support Kentucky's Complete Streets bill, SB 133. It will soon be heard in front of the Senate Transportation Committee. Finally, go fill out this survey so you can communicate with the other supporters.
KYTC proposed a road diet that did NOT include bikeways, so we are asking you to send an email by October 27 making sure they know they need to INCLUDE a safe provision for people on bikes. Share your thoughts on the plan; you MUST contact Jason Richardson at KYTC by email, phone or letter by October 27th.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
8310 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40242 jasonR.email@example.com