Louisville ranks low on active transportation

Louisville ranks low on active transportation

“Kentucky and Louisville consistently rank near the bottom on surveys that relate to active transportation like walking and cycling, so it’s no surprise that we rank near the top in obesity and heart disease.” In the city this failure is a function of policies related to vehicle speeds, land use, density, surface parking lots, public transit. Fischer has failed us....
Surface Parking

Surface Parking

Are surface parking interests blocking downtown redevelopment? Surface parking lots: – decrease commercial & residential densit – decrease the city’s tax base – increase MSD’s combined sewer outlet problems. – increase the urban heat island. – decrease public transit use/development.‚Äč What measures can the city take to make surface parking interests – invest in parking garages? – invest in huge tree canopies over the lots? – invest in solar panel systems over the lots? – sell out to higher redevelopment uses? Image above is of the intersection of First & Main (southern blocks) – over 50% of which are both covered with surface parking...
Ontario / Louisville

Ontario / Louisville

Ontario commits $25 million for cycling infrastructure. Louisville committed how much? OK, time for a Mayor Rob Ford / Mayor Greg Fischer joke. Actually, Ford is out of Toronto....