Plans to close Clark Memorial Bridge to pedestrians cannot be allowed to stand. Several years ago Jackie Green led a group that assured pedestrians and cyclists would have access across our state line (the Ohio River) during the week leading to Thunder. As WDRB put it, “a little research revealed the bridge closing was likely illegal. “It is a civil right to cross a state line,” Green says. “Folks who do not own cars, whose travel is done by foot or by bicycle, were denied their constitutional right, and that was the leverage we used.”” (see WDRB story below)
The current plan to close the Clark Memorial to pedestrians also conflicts with the US Constitution. There at least two solutions: 1) let pedestrians use one of the lanes designated for cars, or 2) open the Big Four Bridge.
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