As KY Transportation Cabinet plans to close the Clark Memorial bridge to pedestrians, we celebrate civil rights.

As KY Transportation Cabinet plans to close the Clark Memorial bridge to pedestrians, we celebrate civil rights.

As KY Transportation Cabinet plans to close the Clark Memorial bridge to pedestrians, we celebrate civil rights. Irony, anyone?
http://www.aclu-ky.org/articles/save-the-date-50th-anniversary-march-on-frankfort-for-voting-rights-3514/
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140303/NEWS01/303030113/1008/NEWS01/Two-lanes-near-Clark-Memorial-Bridge-to-close-for-preservation-work-next-week

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  1. Absolutely! Get arrested.

    Use your arrests to sue and shut off the funding for this project until acceptable cycling options are provided. I’m sorry, but I have grown tired of the “Mr. Nice Guy” approach. After more than 25 years, it gets cyclists little to nothing. Use your arrest to sue under the multimodality obligations of all federal highway legislation since the early 1990s.

    I have more than 100,000 miles touring and commuting – in all parts of the country. I have lived in Louisville and still have family there. Trust me when I say that Louisville is in the top ten of least cycle-friendly cities. Shelbyville Road, Dixie Highway? And many times there are no alternatives – not even sidewalks.

    If they have to close the sidewalk – then they need to restrict cars – not bicycles and pedestrians. Cars have I-64 and I-65 they can use. Bikes have zero – zero – other options.
    (No, the Spirit of Jeff is not an option even if it operates.) Bicycles are only allowed on a few of the toll bridges over the Delaware River between New Jersey and Penna. Where they are allowed, riders are required to walk their bikes. I called and told them, “Let cyclists ride and have drivers push their cars!”

    Gawd, what a jerk I am. But I am sick of the automobile-worship that passes as normal thinking. Good luck and give them hell!

    John Egan
    Buffalo, WY

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